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Sun, 01-31-2010 - 10:58pm

I've been an occasional lurker here just because I love a good debate, but I rarely get involved because I can get caught up in it and never leave...;) There is a question that I have for all the pro choicers out there.

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Sun, 02-14-2010 - 12:57am
110% agree with you.
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Sat, 02-13-2010 - 8:30pm

I loved Sliders.

Oddly, I was just thinking about that show this evening. SO was watching a film about the American civil war and wondered aloud what the world would be like if the South had won. I thought they should have made a Sliders episode about it ;o)

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Sat, 02-13-2010 - 8:24pm
Thanks! I think that she'll be back in for a while this time, but :)
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Fri, 02-12-2010 - 4:36pm
Oh no.
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Fri, 02-12-2010 - 4:32pm
Aww yuck. Feel better soon.
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Registered: 01-13-2006
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 3:51pm

>>>I mean, imagine if our gov't had an "organ donation duty" law much in the same way that jury duty works. The just one day hand you a summons and say "we have someone who needs a kidney (or part of a liver or whatever) and you're genetic info shows you as the best match therefore you must come in and undergo the operation to donate your organ". <<<

A bit OT: The television show "Sliders" (no longer airing, as far as I am aware), had an episode about this very topic. In the episode, once a person turned 18 they were granted voting and other rights given to people when they became legal adults. They also had to have their organs mapped, blood typed, etc. and wear ID implants...in case some one needed to use one of their organs vital or not. Refusing would land you in jail and having the operation done against your will. After all it's a person's civic duty to help another no matter the effect on another person's physical and mental health. Right?

So how dare someone refuse to donate blood, provide bone marrow, give up an eye (you really only need one to see with anyway), talk about being selfish and not thinking about the big picture! (TIC)

Sadly though, in societies (or groups of people) that are pro-life (not all of them of course; i.e. not you Melisa!) that's the mentality that is being fought, IMO. That no person really has claim to his/her body. Really, if a woman has no rights over her body because she is to be considered "pre-pregnant" or because a z/e/f has "equal rights" how far a reach is it to mandate a blood and organ registry and "organ donation duty"? And why wouldn't that be supported, after all what's good for the goose...? I realize that's a bit of a slippery slope argument, but once the precedent is in place re: removing the rights of one group of people, it's there for removing them from all.

Frankly, I'd rather not go there.

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."
- James MacKintosh, Scottish Philosopher

"It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are."

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Registered: 10-14-2003
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 2:41pm

Yes, basically, that was what was said.

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Registered: 05-02-2006
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 2:20pm

Someone actually thinks that only men have a right to sexual pleasure without consequence???


OMG!

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Registered: 10-14-2003
Fri, 02-12-2010 - 2:15pm

Yes, forced organ donation is the best analogy out there.

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Fri, 02-12-2010 - 1:23pm

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