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Clay Bennett

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Yes, dead women are far preferable to removing fertilized eggs that might not survive to be “born” 50% of the time anyway.

  2. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, about 2 years ago

    That’s right Poser. Dig up something from a century ago because you sure can’t argue that Lincoln would be a Republican today! Hell, even 20th century Republicans wouldn’t be Republicans today.

  3. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Did Mr Bean get his name from that book?
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    Ryan said:
    You know, I think about 10 1/2 years ago, my wife Janna and I went to Mercy Hospital in Janesville where I was born, for our seven week ultrasound for our firstborn child, and we saw that heartbeat. A little baby was in the shape of a bean. And to this day, we have nicknamed our firstborn child Liza, “Bean.” Now I believe that life begins at conception.

  4. pirate227

    pirate227 said, about 2 years ago

    “Small government”, GOP-style…

  5. Rickapolis

    Rickapolis said, about 2 years ago

    And once you force the woman to bear the child of her rapist, refuse her welfare to pay for the child. The hypocrisy of the right is unparalleled in America

  6. Larry

    Larry said, about 2 years ago

    Contraception is the answer.
    Do not start the life; then you do not have to argue about what to do with it.

  7. thegreatack

    thegreatack said, about 2 years ago

    At 7 weeks a fetus looks more like a reptile or ET.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 2 years ago

    @Rickapolis

    you did hear that the Romney/Ryan position makes exception for rape, incest or the life of the mother? No no of course not Obama can’t let the truth be told.

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, about 2 years ago

    @thegreatack

    And your point is? What do you expect something other than a human being born when a pregnancy is allowed to go full term? An apple perhaps? Or maybe a dolphin?

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Ryan has plainly stated he considers a near microscopic fused cells, even before division, a “person”. Mitt says a corporation is a “person”.


    If it’s been born into the world,(even if prematurely, like many more are today) has all parts needed to function as a human (like, significantly, a brain) and is breathing and performing “bodily functions”, it is a person.


    Are the roughly 50% of fertilized ovum naturally rejected by the mother’s body, and “flushed” from the uterus, also “persons”??

  11. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, about 2 years ago

    You would think that with the STDs ( and the new ones that cannot be cured)out there this would be a mute point.

  12. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Does anyone suppose a rape victum has the choice to be raped or not? Well?
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    Doesn’t contrception kill potential babies as well? Aren’t those who practice contraception murders too? I’m sure Mr. Ryan thinks they are.

  13. JudeTheObtuse

    JudeTheObtuse GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Going beyond the simplistic moralizing and inconsequential history lessons above, the difficult fact to be faced is that no matter what the law says, some women will become pregnant and find it impossible to accept. Under a restrictive anti-choice government policy some of these women will try to do it themselves, or resort to “back alley” solutions, either of which is usually fatal to both mother and child. As a result, some perfectly legitimate doctors will take it upon themselves to help these women and become criminals in the process. I think a lot of conservatives are sincere in their feeling that life is sacred, and that abortion equals murder, and maybe they are right; I don’t know, and, if your are honest, you will admit that you don’t either. I personally would have a very difficult time deciding to abort a child, but I accept that there are realities, and that they are brutal and so I support a pro-choice stance. If you remove all the name calling and vitriol above, this is what is left.

  14. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    This is one of those “Impossible” topics. While other issues on which we can agree are set aside, abortion is one of the ones creating division between neighbors as well as stalling judicial nominees and other legislation in congress. My voting position is pro choice. My moral position is pro life with an accent on quality of life. I would love EVERY healthy fetus carried by a healthy adult woman to be carried to term, BUT…and it is a very important BUT
    I want every child born to be WANTED, if not by a parent, then by a qualified adopter. I want every child born to people who want it to have preventative healthcare until adulthood. I want those children to live in a safe and health environment and to have access a quality education and medical care. Children born to hateful and/or abusive parents can easily become hateful/abusive adults unless a relative, mentor, or community can save them. Children without preventative healthcare may miss school and over time become a financial drag on their family and the healthcare system. Children who attend bad schools are more likely to drop out without graduating and be unable to be a contributing member of society as adults. If all three of these factors are present, there is a good chance they will become criminals and a further drag on the finances of the city, state and nation, not to mention the damage done to the victims of crimes. If their crime warrants the death penalty…well…as much as we dislike abortion, retroactive abortion seems to be acceptable.
    If an abortion is desired because conception was the event of rape or incest I can not understand how ANYONE can demand the woman carry the unwanted fetus to viability. If the fetus has a detectable health issue that will make raising it as a child difficult and/or expensive, those demanding the woman carry it to term need to set up a generous trust fund for the care and welfare of child or you condemn an entire family to a life of chaos and stress not conducive to the lives of any in the family. If carrying the fetus to viability is a threat to the woman’s health it is insane to tell her it is all right for her to die, and maybe her fetus with her. If the person carrying a healthy fetus is underage and/or attending school/college; if she is impoverished, unemployed, and/or has other children and simply cannot afford another one, unless those demanding her to carry the child to term is willing set up some sort of fund/trust fund to assist her, or provide her a job so she can help herself, it is unreasonable to punish her, the infant, and any others in the family for her crime of being fertile.
    Here’s where the pro choice are going to get mad at me….
    Abortion should never be a casual choice. It is a medical procedure, and easily performed, but when a fetus is terminated so is all the potential its life might have. This is not a contradiction. An unwanted, unhealthy, unaffordable, risk to the mother fetus has very little potential to truly succeed into adulthood and beyond. Abortion is a choice, but it should be a last choice. Women having multiple abortions because of lifestyle choices disturb me, and I am still struggling with how casual sex abortions should be addressed.
    I also ask my pro life friends this…
    In the event abortion is made illegal-
    Who goes to jail and for how long? Would you invoke the death penalty, that retroactive abortion option? At an average cost of 38k a year to keep ppl in prison, not to mention the cost of arrest and trial, how much of our state and federal budget should be spent on punishing doctors and women? Will fathers of aborted fetuses be punished?
    This is a huge moral conundrum, but…if you give me five years in a row where children already born are receiving healthcare, education, and, by helping parents have time to BE parents, Love, I could become much more supportive of an intelligently drafted pro life agenda.
    Since none of that is likely to happen until we fix jobs and the economy, can we please move on to things we CAN agree upon?
    Respectfully,
    C.

  15. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, about 2 years ago

    I think we can all agree that an abortion is a bad, bad thing. But sometimes it’s necessary (rape, incest, health of the mother). Sometimes it’s “better” than the outcome common sense could predict (15 year old girl, unknown father (party…), no money, child seen as liability, no love, Down syndrome).

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    Even in cases of stupid would-be mothers (“…did i pop the pill this morning or didn’t I?”) some “abortion” (Plan B) is in order. But there have to be rules. You can’t just nilly-Willy decide on day 243 of your pregnancy that you “don’t want to” anymore, that’s immoral, by that time you are carrying a baby around, deal with it!

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    But all of what I’ve just written is covered by Roe vs. Wade and I therefor see no reason to put new laws into effect! Anybody doing so is catering to the religious right and that should not be law of the land (separation of church and state, right?). America is growing, population-wise, so there is no need to enforce pregnancies like in some of the former Soviet block countries…

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