Thanks greengal for the warm welcome. I put this blog together so we could all communicate! We'll get our blog happening soon enough.
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I agree with you on O'Cain ...maybe it's because many have become anesthetized to what a true liberal thinker is...Living among very tight laced republican conservatives. I don't know many true Democrats who are not a tiny bit conservative. I mean this in a way that would say we all have our beliefs, and what we think is right or wrong. But to stomp on the rights of a person based on evangelical thinking is WRONG in my opinion.
I knew the minute that Bush had his picks for the Supreme Court in position....They'd romp all over Roe verses Wade. Now, putting my own beliefs about abortion aside, which is hard to do here but I will to make a point. I think it is wrong that a minor in certain situations must get the permission of her parents. Why? Again and only in certain situations..... Should a girl be forced to bear the burden of asking parents, especially if the FATHER of the baby IS her own father, due to rape? Same with a woman, lets say it's her brother. I think any ruling needs to be very distinct. I am against generalized abortion - for the sake of a woman using it as a method of birth control. To me that is wrong, especially when there are methods to keep a woman from getting pregnant to begin with. But I am for a woman's right to choose, especially if her life is at stake . I's hate to see the days of women getting butchered up in some dirty, dark alley abortion clinic and dying from infection again.
Back years ago, a friend of my mothers, had several kids. She loved all dearly and was going to have an eighth, which by her standards was great ( she was Catholic). They found out something was wrong with the baby and caring it full term would kill both mother and child. Because abortion was illegal at any level, they both died, leaving a father and seven grieving kids to morn the loss of their mom.