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Old 12-05-2004, 02:28 PM   #1
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Bono's stance on abortion and stem cell research

Anybody know where Bono stands on the issues of abortion and stem cell research? Just curious as he said something to the effect of 'God, religion & science are all the same thing' during the New York concert.
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i know he's pro choice and probably pro embrionic stem cell research.

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I have read a quote of him saying he feels its a woman's choice. Which might not mean he nessacarily believes in it....

I am one of those strange folks who is definetly pro-life herself but I'm not about to take away the choice for a woman to decide on her own....
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I am opposed to abortion in principle but I'm also opposed to making abortion illegal. I can't make someone else's moral decisions for them, they need to do that themselves. I know that Bono is pro-choice on abortion and I'd bet serious bucks that he supports stem cell research.
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I am one of those strange folks who is definetly pro-life herself but I'm not about to take away the choice for a woman to decide on her own....
I think most people that believe in pro-choice is pro-life themselves. At least here at FYM it seems to be the trend.
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I am one of those strange folks who is definetly pro-life herself but I'm not about to take away the choice for a woman to decide on her own....
that about sums it up for a lot us, i think. not so strange at all.
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I wish there were better alternatives as far as the abortion issue. Just think, it could be the person who could've cured cancer that you're not allowing life to.
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I wish there were better alternatives as far as the abortion issue. Just think, it could be the person who could've cured cancer that you're not allowing life to.

and it could just as easily have been the next Jeffery Dahmer.

really, the question should be framed as being pro-chioce and anti-choice. everyone i know is pro-life -- i think life is great! let's make every child a wanted child and life will get better. maybe pro-life people could call themselves pro-birth, since that seems to be the end of where concern for the fetus/child/baby ends.
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If there is a way to cure a disease or make a technological breakthrough it is almost an inevitability that someday it will be found out. I have no problem with abortion being the choice of the individual woman, theraputic cloning or stem cell research.
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let's make every child a wanted child
You can't make every child a wanted child. When you have over 100,000 neglected and abused kids a year, are they wanted?
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You can't make every child a wanted child. When you have over 100,000 neglected and abused kids a year, are they wanted?

precisely. let's focus our efforts there, and enable women total control over their bodies so that every child born in America -- and one day the world -- is a wanted child.
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You can't make every child a wanted child. When you have over 100,000 neglected and abused kids a year, are they wanted?
And that's a problem. But making women have babies they do not want (and possibly no one wants), would just make that problem worse. So looking for a way to make it much, much more likely that only children who are wanted are conceived and born is a very good goal (although probably not 100% obtainable).
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I just think there has to be a better alternative. Maybe some kind of care center where any non-criminal member of society can come by to feed and spend time with these kids.
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Michael Jackson clearly has some ideas
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I'm not talking about a care center run by Michael Jackson. Perhaps the government could organize a great place for unfortunate kids to live in, be visited, and so on. Personally, I think this would be great for those who might consider having kids of their own, it would be a real leap for society to reach out to kids who previously felt unwanted. It could create jobs for those who maintain it. It's better than the treatment these kids are getting these days.
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