How Progressives Talk about Abortion (?)

I took this from a website and I am interested in your thoughts.

1.  Resolve never to be afraid to ask for help when you need help.
   2. Resolve never to be a customer at an abortion clinic.
   3. Memorize the following words, and live by them, starting today:
          * Female sexuality is one of the most powerful forces in this world (the only one God uses to create life).
          * It is a privilege that a man must earn by promising his life to her.
          * THERE IS NOT ONE WOMAN IN THIS WORLD WHO DESERVES ANYTHING LESS THAN EVERYTHING A MAN HAS TO GIVE.
          * She has lost something if she does not demand a commitment first.
          * The measure of a man is how much he willingly gives of himself. (Our troops are an example of that.) A good man pays this price willingly, by putting a ring on her finger first--whether she demands it or not.
          * Every day is a new opportunity to live up to this ideal.
   4. Display the symbol, most importantly on your person. Other suggestions include on your car, from a flag flying in front of your home, a sign posted on your lawn, t-shirts, etc.
   5. Spread the word! Tell your friends and other people you know about the movement and tell them about the website.
   6. Familiarize yourself with local resources so you will know who to talk to in case someone who is in need approaches you. Your role is one of emotional support for your friends and a conduit to those resources. Please make sure that you involve older adults and professionals as soon as possible. It is not wise to handle a situation like this without their involvement. I say this as a former teenager who tried to handle an unplanned pregnancy among other teenagers and blew it.
   7. Resolve never to be afraid to ask for help when you need help. (For example, if number 3 doesn�t work out exactly perfectly, and you find yourself pregnant. We know this is a repeat, but it is one worth repeating.)
   8. Do not judge.

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Re: How Progressives Talk about Abortion (?)

A point to clarify the above - they are talking about a student movement, I think its a catholic thing, I am not sure - called "abortion ends" which says - why debate about abortion? just end it, at least, thats how I read it.

So to clarify - the website is:

http://www.abortionends.org

Really I am posting this because strong leaders in the senate like Harry Reid, (D) Nevada seem to be following in this path and I truly am interested in your thoughts, because I find Harry Reid to be a very strong and good American.

by turnerbroadcasting 2006-02-03 05:10PM | 0 recs
Re: How Progressives Talk about Abortion (?)

Really I am posting this because strong leaders in the senate like Harry Reid, (D) Nevada seem to be following in this path ...

That's precisely the path they're following, and regardless of what good intentions they profess, this is where it ends.

by moiv 2006-02-03 08:16PM | 0 recs
Re: How Progressives Talk about Abortion (?)

Really I am posting this because strong leaders in the senate like Harry Reid, (D) Nevada seem to be following in this path and I truly am interested in your thoughts, because I find Harry Reid to be a very strong and good American.

Neither you nor Harry Reid and most certainly the Catholic heirarchy have any business whatsoever promoting this sort of revolting and sentimental nonsense, particularly a few days after the republicans cut funding for things like Medicare, medicaid, child support enforcement and programs directly affecting the very children y'all insist be born.
If this crap is how 'progressives' talk about abortion than 'progressives' need to get a million clues. I mean really, stop pretending like you care. Women voters are 60% of Democratic voters, 2/3rds of the country does not want to see Roe overturned and there's never been a time in history where it was safe for a pregnant woman to seek help from these creeps.
If the Democratic party does this to women you're not going to be able to win an election for dogcatcher and I will aid that effort. Got it?.

by colleen 2006-02-05 02:59PM | 0 recs
Re: How Progressives Talk about Abortion (?)

Making abortion illegal will not end abortion - it will simply force women to have back-alley abortions, performed by shysters with coat-hangers. Those strategies above seem to be crafted for upper-class women with plenty of resources. What about the low-income woman who is raped on her way home from work? What is she supposed to do? In the world of the anti-choicers, she has to work a double shift until she can afford to pay a shady outlaw for an illegal abortion that might kill her.

by bluenc 2006-02-03 06:40PM | 0 recs
Re: How Progressives Talk about Abortion (?)
If you are inquiring as to opinions on how progressives should address the abortion issue, I'll give you my opinion.
The decision whether to give birth or not belongs only to the woman who must bear that burden or that blessing, dependent solely upon her own situation and belief system and completely independent of any other person in this universe.  It is the responsibility of society to not interfere with this most personal of decisions but to make all possible resources available for either outcome for the good of any individual involved and the benefit of society at large.
by theanalyst 2006-02-03 07:40PM | 0 recs
Re: How Progressives Talk about Abortion (?)

The will and the resources needed to end abortion are already in place and readily available. All that is lacking is their unity as a network and a constant, visible place in the pubic consciousness.

I think they need a spellchecker first.

by dblhelix 2006-02-03 07:51PM | 0 recs

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