Just a thought...

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-08-2003
Just a thought...
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Mon, 01-07-2008 - 3:20pm

I heard this on a radio program the other day...


That maybe the reason prolifers are so outspoken is b/c they never got a chance to vote on something so big before it was signed into law.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-15-2005
Mon, 01-07-2008 - 3:46pm

No - I can think of dozens of laws with a huge impact that have been passed without a ballot initiative.


Income tax, Miranda rights and Desegregation to name just a few.


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-18-2004
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 5:39pm
since it has been legal my whole life I never even considered that.








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iVillage Member
Registered: 12-18-2007
Tue, 01-08-2008 - 11:29pm
I don't think it is the public's place to vote on individual rights of a person.
iVillage Member
Registered: 04-10-2003
Wed, 01-09-2008 - 8:05am
YES! YES! YES!

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-19-2007
Wed, 01-09-2008 - 2:02pm
Megan's law too...Just thought I would add...

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-08-2003
Wed, 01-09-2008 - 7:47pm
WRT personal autonomy - many states voted on whether or not to define marriage as between a man and woman (Ok, so I know of 2), but still - the people decided to define it as such as that is something that affects people and their personal choices.... the people can vote on some things, such as defining marriage in order to not allow homosexuals to marry, but not on abortion?
iVillage Member
Registered: 06-17-2007
Wed, 01-09-2008 - 9:53pm

I think it has a lot to do with history and context. Consider women's suffrage. The first serious American petition to give women the right to vote, the Seneca Falls Convention, was in 1848. So it took what, 72 years to get it done? It took tons of lobbying to make it happen.

I think if you give it another 20 or 30 years, discrimination based on sexual orientation will seem as silly as denying women the right to vote. It's sad that it takes that long, but it probably will.




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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 01-11-2008 - 5:02pm

No, I don't think that's why prolifer's are outspoken...the ones who speak out do so because they believe it is wrong to take a human life, even if is not born yet.

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Registered: 01-11-2008
Sat, 01-12-2008 - 12:06am

I am new here, and thought I'd jump in with both feet.


I am so outspoken on the issue of abortion because I feel that life is more than just a choice for one to make in regards to ending.

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