I'm a bad PLer

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Registered: 03-18-2004
I'm a bad PLer
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Tue, 09-11-2007 - 6:31am

ok so I have many times over the last 6 years participated in an abortion debate om one board or another. I am not much of a fence sitter (well except in a few cases like selective reduction) and thought I have always been clear on my views.
However i have many times been accused of not being a "real" PLer, having screwed up priorities, not caring about the babies etc from other PLers. Now I don't get this. I put a lot of time into trying to stop unwanted pregnancy, sex education, and more support programs for victims of domestic abuse. Heck I have even went so far as to say yes to 2 friends who asked if I would take the baby should they ever have an accidental pregnancy. I don't see how I could get more serious than that.
Why is it that *some* PLers seem to think that because I don't agree with certain tactics some groups use or because I am willing to respect people who have a different opinion it means I feel less strongly about it??

Ok sorta just a rant. But if anyone can answer my questions have at it.

PS this was not directed at any individual but rather about 100 individuals I have dealt with since coming to Ivillage. If you think this is about you ............. well you're wrong






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Registered: 02-15-2005
Tue, 09-11-2007 - 9:02am

Misa - there are other "bad" PL's too - you know, the reasonable ones like Guibea and Harriet and Sue and Ruth...

IMO you come from much sounder ground than those who spew bombastic rhetoric.


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Registered: 05-06-2007
Tue, 09-11-2007 - 9:20am

Actually Misa...I think those exact things make you a "good" PLer. You are very empathetic and able to look at all sides of an argument, even though you don't necessarily agree with them. I can't see *anything* wrong with that! :-)

Have a good one!

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Registered: 04-15-2006
Tue, 09-11-2007 - 9:24am
People that can respect the opinions of others, even though they disagree, such as yourself are the ones that give me hope that we can WORK TOGETHER on the important issues that you mentioned. Do we currently have the best education and contraceptives available to those who need it? Do we have adequate resources for indigent mothers who do want to keep their babies? We have a lot of work to do and it doesn't matter if you're PL or PC to get these things moving. The ones who don't really care about the issue, but want to bring about power and control of their own political agenda are the ones who would rather have you protesting at an abortion clinic then helping raise money for a mother & baby shelter.
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Tue, 09-11-2007 - 5:23pm

So NOT a bad PLer hun!! Bad PLers sprout drivel like " oh you should have a baby even if it means you and your born children and the new baby will be abused" and all that crap! That isn't being a Good PLer...hell...that isn't being PL at all...that's being "Pro-Control". Back to the dungeon with ya!!! ;)

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Registered: 01-07-2005
Fri, 09-14-2007 - 12:49pm

Count me in as a bad PL.







Lilypie




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Registered: 10-11-2005
Tue, 09-18-2007 - 10:19pm

Heck Mia,

Your one of the few PL'ers that I know I could be friends with in REAL LIFE alone with Ruth and Dawn. Some of our newer WACKER members well................lets just say could be said they are few french fries short of a "happy meal"? If you get my meaning......eyes looking up as I'm kicking the ground. If your a bad PL'er, then honey wear that title proudly! Look who gave it too you?

~Sam

~~Sam stitches well with others, runs with scissors in her pocket. Cheerful and stupid.
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Registered: 08-13-2003
Sun, 09-23-2007 - 7:48pm
well then you can add me to the list too :) i think w/ my head and my heart on this subject and will always be PL but i'll never be one that spews hate or judgement or illegalization for it.

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