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Matt Davies

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    ^Skipschool: I’ve read it, enforced it, and fought for it. You’ve done none.

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    But can we abort the unintended consequences of an unwanted act of Congress forced upon us by a strong majority? The line for morning-after pills opens on Nov. 6.
    We are always our own worst enemy. Symmetry is enforced.

  3. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “When does the unborn have rights?”


    The benchmark these days is generally “When the unborn can exist independently of the woman,” i.e. “viability.” If the line between “fertilized egg” and “human being” has to be drawn somewhere (as it seems it must), I’m pretty comfortable with that.

  4. kamwick

    kamwick said, almost 4 years ago

    Perfect delineation of the issue. The GOP are hypocrites, pure and simple.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, almost 4 years ago

    There is a hypocrisy when a person calls for less government regulation of banks, industry, and the environment, but more regulation on how an individual conducts their personal health choices.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  6. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “So according to you the unborn has rights at about 20 to 26 weeks… such we start the request for the ammemdment to constitution on this basis.”


    I said that’s the general benchmark as it stands, and I’m comfortable with it (I also think you’d get some argument about the lowest threshold for viability, but I’m not the one to make it). And we don’t need a Constitutional amendment, because that’s more or less how the law stands under Roe vs Wade: First two trimesters, no restrictions; third trimester, restrictions can be placed, but no outright ban. In cases where the mother’s health is in danger, I think that is ALWAYS the first consideration, even if you’re at 8 months, three weeks, and 6 days, and that needs to be at the discretion of the woman and her doctor, not of the courts.

  7. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Re “viability:”


    Who knows? Maybe someday a woman five weeks into an unwanted pregnancy will be able to walk into a clinic and have the embryo removed on an out-patient basis, and it is then lovingly transferred to an artificial uterus where it grows into a healthy baby who is immediately adopted by loving parents (who have presumably paid for the gestation). When that is an option, check in with me again.


    But as it stands, as I said we seem to have to draw an arbitrary line, because claiming that a fertilized egg is a human being with rights is as absurd as claiming that a newborn infant is not. The line is currently drawn at around the beginning of the third trimester, and I’m comfortable with that.

  8. apfelzra

    apfelzra GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    An excellent example of the Republican Right’s hypocrisy on national health issues.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Zit: “skepticcal” has many, many, posts, that prove my point.

  10. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I took this to mean it’s OK to regulate women’s bodies, but hands off the male body. that would go along with the men know best of the republican pre-supposition. the democrat pre-supposition is men and women both are endowed by their Creator and are both are supposed to live with every right being equal.

  11. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, almost 4 years ago

    Proabortionists use false arguments
    -.
    abortion is killing….murder of the most helpless human on earth.
    If murder of the preborn is “legal” then why not give everyone the “right” to kill anyone that they choose to kill?
    Why legalize abortion murders of preborn humans and keep laws on the books to protect animals?
    The true HYPOCRITEs are the pro-abortion people whose mothers did not abort them…..

  12. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    In the future, you will be considered unborn until you are a member of the ruling party. I think I can see it from here. Hypocrisy is a human trait, not confined to any one group.

  13. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, almost 4 years ago

    @Gretsche

    the constitution is explicitly clear on when a fetus has rights. one must be born AND be a citizen to have rights under the constitution.

    so the answer, in a strict constructionist point of view, is about 9 months.

  14. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “So we are back to nine people instead the the people making the decisions… Amendments gave many people civil rights and yet you think as few as five out of nine people can eliminate civil rights of the unborn…”


    Polls over the last 40 years have consistently shown that the majority of Americans think that abortion should be “legal, with restrictions.” So I think it’s be much easier to get a Constitutional amendment codifying that than and amendment saying “No abortions, ever.” The only advantage the latter has over the former is that it would be easier to write (Constitutional amendments tend not to have much “nonetheless,” “whereas,” “provided that,” or “unless”).


    However, once again we don’t NEED a Constitutional amendment, since it’s already the law of the land. The restrictions themselves can vary from state to state (a Mississippi abortion law would never fly in California), so long as they don’t run afoul of the “Roe vs. Wade” decision.


    And of course, none of the abortion laws ANYWHERE in this country contradict this basic freedom:“If you don’t believe in abortion, YOU DON’T HAVE TO HAVE ONE.

  15. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    “Will you be “comfortable” facing all these aborted men in the next life?”


    Will they be men, or will they be embryos and fetuses? If the latter, I think I can take ’em.

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