What happened to the separation of state and church? Why is this issue being used as a smokescreen blinding those who can make a difference in our economy. Jobs, food on the table and keeping our homes should all have equal footing. Blocking and avoiding the solutions are killing this country.
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Thank you for your response. I don't remember this being a focal issue for the last few presidential elections.
Thank you for answering. You clearly laid it out for us. Is anybody listening. It's a smokescreen. Look past it at what's truly important.
So let me get this straight: a majority of Americans encourage a woman to kill her child in the womb, but carrying weapons in this country is frowned upon by a good percentage because somebody could get hurt?
'a majority of Americans encourage a woman to kill her child in the womb' - what you said I what I said above are not even equivalent.
I posed this question in a way that it would illicit different opinions and not be offensive. In your focusing on how I asked you did what the politicals do. And was the critique important? It may have blocked the quality of your answer reaching out.
Thank you for your response. I think where one stands on the issue of gay marriage is also one of those polarizing issues as well. Dee
Thank you for your perspective.
Thank you for responding. That's exactly how I feel as well. Hot buttons keep people focused over here while what's truly important is way over there.
Thank you for responding. It's why I call it a smokescreen of the highest level.
Wow you came from a different place and added valuable content to the discussion. Thank you.
So am I Mary. Helping people keep their homes, get good jobs, put food on the table and so much more should be the priority. We have to vote the bums out of Congress and get some hard workers in.
You are so right it is a very personal issue. I too believe an adult can choose what is best for them.
That is a perspective I had never thought of. Thank you for your input.
Thank you for responding. I think it's important to clarify the word "minorities" even in this context it can be misunderstood. We all must stand up for our beliefs.
If the government didn't pay for abortions and R vs W is still legal. Millions of them would still be done. Funds are budgeted for medicals period. Abortion isn't singled out on a budget line. No special meds. ??
Thank you for your input.
Thank you for responding. Every input has helped.
True. Thank you for responding.
Thank you. My Mother became a nurse in 1960. Many women died and became infertile. That's the harsh reality. It will be done no matter what.
If you are interested in a good book on the subject and have not read The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World by Michelle Goldberg it puts into perspective. Really Interesting.
Thanks for your input Larry. The problem for me seems to be that the lines blurr too easily right now. Dee
When issues are at the forefront at various times, including presidential elections, the lines are extremely blurred and that is intentional on the part of the politicians and the religious groups--all in an effort to promote a message & candidat
What a stupid thing to say..it's a moral issue but not a political or religious issue! Oh and murder will be done whether their is a law against it or not so maybe we should just legalize murder while we're at it..using your logic!
Politics is the art of running the affairs, including behavioral, within civil institutions, including religious segments of society. Religion, by definition, involves morality. Abortion, therefore, is a subset of both. Also, Religious = Political
I am going to help CA illegalize murder by voting YES on Prop 34 and finally getting rid of the death penalty :)
I don't think you can truly say it's a "simple issue". While it will happen legal or not. I don't see it's place in the middle of a political discussion that should be covering so much more. Not just a few polarizing and inflamamatory issues.
Seen as being the operative thing. Thank you.
I am a democratic who is pro-life and pro-choice. After giving birth to a child at 24 wks who died and one at 25-1/2 wks who is disabled. I know it must be a personal choice. To terminate a life. Dee
I still see that as a smokescreen. Something covering up other important issues that aren't getting enough coverage. Like how are they getting the economy back on track. Thank you.
Very true. Thanks for your response.
Thank you for responding. Many of us wish we could pick and choose what our tax dollars get used for. It's why it is so important to vote in leaders who come close to meeting our needs.
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