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Old 10-19-2012, 05:52 PM   #301
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Anitram just did.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001897/
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Old 10-19-2012, 05:58 PM   #302
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I hope she is ok.

she'll be in my prayers.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #303
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Plus, a female politician who was speaking on this issue in Michigan was told to stop because she dared utter the word "vagina", so if we can't even get that far, then I guess I shouldn't expect anything further with that.

(I do love how these politicians who think they can make all these laws on this sort of topic can't seem to handle hearing a woman say the word "vagina". You're legislating something you don't want discussed in public? Okay.)
To me, saying a woman can't say vagina in public is forbidding her to own her body and sexuality. It doesn't allow her to be proud of what she has, something misogynists are quite keen on.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #304
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Thanks, I missed her post somehow.
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Old 10-19-2012, 07:51 PM   #305
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I also know someone who was pregnant, but the pregnancy wasn't going very well and then she wound up having appendicitis on top of it all, and they were worried about how that might affect her health and her pregnancy. So they did the appendectomy and then, because it was looking likely she'd miscarry anyway, she chose to not wait until that happened and ended the pregnancy. And yes, it was just a month or so in, too.

There are plenty of situations of women in this day and age struggling with serious health issues when pregnant. We still hear stories sometimes of women in this country dying in childbirth. What bubble is this Walsh guy living in?

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To me, saying a woman can't say vagina in public is forbidding her to own her body and sexuality. It doesn't allow her to be proud of what she has, something misogynists are quite keen on.
Agreed. It's just insane, this attitude.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:33 PM   #306
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Ectopic pregnancy is not a great example because ultimately it is not a viable pregnancy.

A better example would be a pregnant woman with Marfan Syndrome and a dilated aorta. She would be at greatly increased risk of aortic rupture carrying a pregnancy to term.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #307
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Other situations could include preeclampsia, lupus, deep vein thrombosis, heart or vessel or vein malformation, diabetes, anything that you need to take blood thinners for (you can't take those during pregnancy). I would guess anything that you need certain drugs for to stay alive, when you can't take those drugs during pregnancy. Any condition that can cause hemorrhaging.

Obviously some things can be medically managed and pregnancy wouldn't always be risking the life of the mother. That's up to the medical experts to advise them.
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Old 10-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #308
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Here's a good article that weighs in the whole issue:

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The issue:
Whether women have access to abortion services and birth control is a long-standing and divisive issue in politics, and it has flared up from time to time in this campaign despite the candidates' reticence to dwell on such hot-button topics.
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Where they stand:
President Barack Obama supports access to abortion. His health care law requires contraceptives to be available for free for women enrolled in workplace health plans.
Republican Mitt Romney favors limits on abortion, though he previously supported access to it. He says Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling establishing abortion rights, should be reversed, which would allow states to ban abortion. He would end federal aid to Planned Parenthood, a major provider of abortion and contraception, and has criticized mandatory coverage for contraception as a threat to religious liberty when it's applied to employers, such as Catholic hospitals, that disagree.
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Why it matters:
There's been a lot of heated talk this year by Democrats contending that Republicans are waging a "war on women." That's hyperbole, retorts the GOP, but there are indeed stark differences between the two parties over these volatile issues.
Obama's Affordable Care Act, which Republicans opposed and want to repeal, vastly expands women's access to copay-free preventive health care, including contraception.
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and many conservative Protestant evangelicals have denounced this contraception mandate, saying it violates religious freedom. The provision generally exempts houses of worship, but faith-affiliated employers would have to comply.
Obama's campaign has been running ads aimed at female voters, noting that Romney supports overturning Roe v. Wade and has assailed the contraception coverage requirement as a "war on religion."
Were Romney to be elected, his ability to push through tough federal abortion restrictions would probably be limited unless Republicans gained firm control of both chambers of Congress.
However, the next president — Obama or Romney — could have huge influence over the future of abortion policy if vacancies arise on the Supreme Court. For example, if two seats held by liberal justices were vacated and filled by Romney-nominated conservatives, prospects for a reversal of Roe v. Wade would increase.
"That's bigger than everything else combined, because of the long-term consequences," said anti-abortion rights activist Charmaine Yoest, president of Americans United for Life.
Another issue of contention is the federally financed family planning program known as Title X. Romney has proposed ending the program, as well as all other federal money for Planned Parenthood. Obama supporters say this could be harmful to the large numbers of women who rely on Planned Parenthood clinics for affordable birth control, breast-cancer screenings and other services.
Aside from the presidential and congressional elections, there's a lot riding on the results of state-level elections. Anti-abortion rights activists hope for further gains to accelerate a dramatic trend of the past decade: the enactment of scores of laws restricting access to abortion in states with Republican-controlled legislatures.
Among these measures are laws in several states prohibiting abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy, on the disputed premise that fetuses can feel pain at that stage; and a South Dakota law requiring doctors to warn women seeking abortions that they face increased risk of suicide by undergoing the procedure. In Mississippi, the lone abortion clinic is threatened with closure because of a new law requiring abortion providers to have hospital admitting privileges.
In some parts of the country, abortion providers already are so scarce that women with an unintended pregnancy face a choice between reluctantly bearing a child or traveling hundreds of miles for an abortion. Election results could reduce access even further in some states.

The Associated Press: WHY IT MATTERS: Abortion and birth control

I don't understand why some believe overturning Roe v. Wade will end abortion once and for all. The procedure has been around long before the 1970s, and will stay around even if the law is overturned. Only this time, women will be forced to undergo unsafe procedures. And with so many strangely elected politicians saying a woman can't have a risky pregnancy or get pregnant as a result of rape, the idea that so many women will be restricted to end a pregnancy sounds very scary.

This is the 21st century. I should not be fearing for my future as a woman. I can't help but wonder if the insanity to prevent abortion for any reason will be the beginning of something worse. Let's say Roe v. Wade is overturned, and a woman can't have an abortion even if her life is in danger or she's been raped - what will be next to restrict a woman's freedom?
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Here's a story of one woman who was part of the pro-life movement and now sides with the pro-choice movement - but still wants to prevent abortions.

Its a bit lengthy but here goes:

How I Lost Faith in the “Pro-Life” Movement
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:24 PM   #310
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john koster, a republican running for congress in washington, became the latest candidate to opine on abortion exceptions in cases of rape and incest over the weekend at a fundraiser with rep. Tom price (r-ga).

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Incest is so rare, i mean, it’s so rare. But the rape thing…you know, i know a woman who was raped and kept her child, gave it up for adoption, she doesn’t regret it. In fact, she’s a big pro-life proponent.
the rape thing!
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the GOP is as not misogynist as they are not racist.
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:29 PM   #312
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Incest is so rare, i mean, it’s so rare. But the rape thing…you know, i know a woman who was raped and kept her child, gave it up for adoption, she doesn’t regret it. In fact, she’s a big pro-life proponent.
I don't know whether to seethe with anger or laugh my ass off over this.

Incest is so rare? Wow, he needs to do his research big time! I hope organizations like RAINN or something contact him and tell him he's flat wrong.

And the rape thing? I hope he doesn't have a girlfriend or a sister. Better yet, I hope he never has a daughter.
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Can't these people just SHUT UP ?
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Old 10-31-2012, 06:41 PM   #314
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Can't these people just SHUT UP ?
But they can't, MrsS. Can't you see they need to protect the unborn from the evil Marxist ideology that has brainwashed women into thinking they have a right to make their own decisions and own their bodies?
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Old 10-31-2012, 07:31 PM   #315
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Q: How fucking hard is it to just say rape?

A: NOT VERY FUCKING HARD.

If you have to mention rape, then don't put any qualifiers around it.

"not even in the case of rape." There. You've stated your position about abortion.

THE RAPE THING

ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGH.

I hope that just cost you your election, you moron.
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