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Old 07-09-2009, 05:50 PM   #16
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I read that at these parties they have a (sheet) cake in the shape of a baby

before they let you cut off your piece, they make you put on a surgical mask.


it's a red velvet cake, too.
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Old 07-09-2009, 05:57 PM   #17
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I see nothing in either the Glamour article nor the original AlterNet article linked in the OP to indicate that this is "becoming a norm," or for that matter that the AlterNet article isn't a hoax. The Glamour story doesn't even get the AlterNet author's gender right (it's perfectly clear from the article), which says something about how much thought they put into it.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:07 PM   #18
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Even if its not becoming the norm, it is still is disturbing that its happening at all, whether one person did it or a hundred people did it.
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Gee, great. Another reason for anti-choice folks to think that women just get abortions like we're changing our socks, without giving it a second thought.

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a forced eviction of an entire class of the poor, from their first home

these tenants have no money to give their landlords

they have no voice, to speak for their rights

there is no public defender appointed to speak for them
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I am pro-choice based on the fact that in the first trimester, the fetus is simply a group of undeveloped cells and not yet a human. but still, this is in bad taste. Abortion is simply a medical procedure, they might as well have had a "colonoscopy party"
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they might as well have had a "colonoscopy party"

I'll send you an E-Vite.


I don't expect it to be as much fun as my hernia repair party, though.
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looking forward to it deep!
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does abortion have consequences on an individual level? i think that's up for each woman to decide.
You've neatly avoiding mentioning problems with depression, etc, that many women have to deal with after abortions.
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Being pregnant when you don't want to be is seldom the stuff of fairytale endings.
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Surgery in general can bring about depression. I use to deal with patients that had depression due to a simple bunionectomy.
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Gee, great. Another reason for anti-choice folks to think that women just get abortions like we're changing our socks, without giving it a second thought.
Nope. There are people on both sides of the issue who do things that make their side look bad.
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Even if its not becoming the norm, it is still is disturbing that its happening at all, whether one person did it or a hundred people did it.
Why is one woman's choice to "celebrate" her abortion disturbing to you? Maybe it is worthy of celebration in her view, and there's nothing wrong with that. Would it make you feel better if she'd suffered for her decision? Was she not sufficiently repentant for your liking?

And if I remember correctly from skimming the article on Jezebel a few days ago, wasn't the main purpose of the party to ask for donations from friends to help pay for the abortion in the first place? Kind of sad that someone would have to resort to that, IMO.
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You've neatly avoiding mentioning problems with depression, etc, that many women have to deal with after abortions.
And many women have problems with depression after giving birth too, often even if they wanted the baby.
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And many women have problems with depression after giving birth too, often even if they wanted the baby.
True. All kinds of life decisions can lead (or not lead) to depression, depending on your attitude, your motivations for making the decision, etc. This is not unique to abortion.

A few years ago, I was horrified to hear an anti-abortion ad on a fairly large rock radio station in this area that directly linked abortion with increased suicide. I contacted the station manager and requested that he pull the ad. In our communications over several days, he first refused to. Subsequently, I explained to him that his station ought to feel responsibility for spreading false information to its listeners, particularly ones as vulnerable as those who are experiencing unwanted pregnancies. I suggested he challenge the organization to provide proof that abortion does in fact cause an increase in suicides, and explained to him what to look for as far as reputable sources go, as opposed to anti-abortion group propaganda. He said he'd get back to me, then within a day or two, he contacted me to let me know they were unable to come up with anything, and as a result, the ad was being pulled. I hope I was able to prevent at least one girl or woman from feeling emotionally bullied by the spread of false information.
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