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  1. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    I find it more than a little hypocritical that most “pro-life” politicians oppose most legislation and spending that would make an impoverished child’s life better after it’s born. They don’t want you to prevent pregnancy and expect you to carry to term, but after it’s born you’re on your own.

  2. Greeneyed Texan

    Greeneyed Texan said, almost 7 years ago

    I find it sad that a woman during an emotional and stressful time of her life gets lead into an abortion clinic to end it rather than allow the baby to be put up for adoption. I have known too many women that later regreted and felt too much shame for those actions. Most of these women were just scared and didn’t know what to do with the future. Given another chance they would NOT have had the abortion though. At least that is what they have told Me.

  3. danielsangeo

    danielsangeo said, almost 7 years ago

    “I find it sad that a woman during an emotional and stressful time of her life gets lead into an abortion clinic to end it rather than allow the baby to be put up for adoption.”

    I find it sad that most anti-choicers think that abortion clinics do NOT give the option for adoption. In fact, Planned Parenthood, long considered the bane of most anti-choicers (I don’t call them “anti-abortion” or “pro-life” because I don’t believe those labels are accurate) has been providing full adoption services. If a woman chooses to give her baby up for adoption after it’s born, she can do it on site.

    The problem with anti-choicers is that they’re not against abortion. They attack (for example, a pregnant woman was pushed and her fetus was killed by an anti-choicer) women who aren’t even considering abortion simply because she’s entering a clinic. They’ve taken fetuses who, for whatever reason, were aborted and they’ve thrown them at people. They hold up pictures of bloody dismembered corpses of embryos and fetuses without explaining the history of said pictures, attempting to claim that this is what happens in so-called voluntary abortion.

    Adoption is always given as an option prior to abortion. However, what is NOT told by these anti-choicers is that adoption means foster care. There are many hundreds of thousands of children that live, bouncing in and out of homes (or never getting a foster parent at all). In 2000-2001, less than a quarter of those in foster care are adopted. The number has remained at a near constant rate of 127,000/year for the over 540,000 in foster care facilities.

    What anti-choicers do NOT say is that, if even 10% of the “aborted babies” were to enter foster care, that would add over 100,000 people into foster care each year. If abortion were made illegal and pregnant women were to be required to put their babies up for adoption after they’re born, then millions would enter foster care each year.

    Can you tell me who’s going to handle this sudden influx? Anti-choicers?

  4. cdward

    cdward said, almost 7 years ago

    danielsangeo, well argued.

    Greeneyedtxn, for every woman I’ve encountered who has regretted having an abortion, I’ve met two who are glad they did have it. I’ve met at least as many who have regretted NOT having an abortion. Their reasons are many, but let me tell you, THAT is tragic.
    My point is that every decision someone makes in the case of an unwanted pregnancy is fraught with peril. There are no easy answers, but please don’t paint it as if all a woman has to do is put the unwanted child up for adoption and all will be well. It just ain’t so.

  5. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 7 years ago

    Anyone here remember Eric Rudolph. the guy who planted that bomb at the Atlanta Olympics?

    When he was on the run from the law, some folks were giving him shelter, and others were planting ‘Go Eric’ signs in their yard.

    That’s because Rudolph also bombed abortion clinics, and that made him such a hero to the uber-militant anti-choice crowd, they didn’t care WHAT the ( bleep!) else he did.

  6. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 7 years ago

    daniel…about you last question. Typical of the response I get from anti-choicers when I ask them that is what a guy I used to work with once told me, , “If you don’t want to have kids, don’t have sex.” ( In slighlty stronger language. )

  7. hlp54

    hlp54 said, almost 7 years ago

    The so-called “pro-life” people are anything but - Many also want to get rid of birth control ie. morning after pill to start. I sometime think it is mostly but not all men who feel it’s a woman’s punishment for having sex and getting pregnant. If you listen to some talk shows the men are the ones calling in against choice. The Dr Tiller who was murdered also performed abortions on women who would have had to carry dead fetuses to term and young 10 or 11 yr old girls who had been raped or victims of incest and wasn’t found out until too late for early treatment. They’re not thinking of the child - as one said there are many thousands in foster care and not cared about - never mind all the ones starving in countries like Africa and India. They need to spend their time and money on the ones aready living. And to those who say pregnancy is safer than abortion don’t realize women STILL die in childbirth sometimes. It will never be outlawed because women will do what they’ve always done - go to illegal abortionists or do it themselves and many died or were severely injured. I know this partly because I am 72 and was around when it was illegal and also my grandmother and great grandmother were midwives.

  8. Anthony 2816

    Anthony 2816 said, almost 7 years ago

    It should also be pointed out that the anti-choicers who demand that a woman devote several months to carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term are probably ignorant of the dangers of pregnancy and delivery. There are many things that can go wrong with both, and even an uncomplicated pregnancy is bleeep close to a disease state, with all the changes it brings to the woman’s body.

    But that’s okay with the anti-choicers, because they care nothing for the woman.

  9. Herbabee

    Herbabee said, almost 7 years ago

    I like it, the term seems to be catching on.

    Lookin’ out for a bumper sticker proudly proclaiming:

    “WE VOTE ANTI-CHOICE!”

  10. Cynthia

    Cynthia GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    I have two words to describe the anti-choice men; womb envy.

    “Don’t f*uck if you don’t want kids” but that, of course, only works for girls.

  11. TrickyPickle

    TrickyPickle said, almost 7 years ago

    Nonsense. Shame on all of you for promoting useless extremist views. The pro-life nutjobs who throw dead fetuses, shoot doctors and bomb clinics are just that: nutjobs. The pro-choicers who claim that all pro-lifers are hateful, ignorant, control freak monsters are ALSO nutjobs. This is an unresolved contemporary moral issue and no matter which side of the fence you’re on, the other side has VALID arguments. It isn’t about taking away a woman’s rights, it’s about giving rights to unborn children. If you’ve drawn the line of humanity at conception, then abortion is murder. If you’ve drawn that line at birth, then it isn’t. That’s the fence. Some believe that there’s enough evidence of humanity before birth to give the child rights, and some believe that the evidence is too weak, and do not think we have any responsibility or obligation to help the mass of cells that is not yet human, far less give it rights equal to the mother’s. You are not an idiot if you believe either! You’re only an idiot if you think you’re ‘right’ and the other side is ‘wrong’.

  12. PlainBill

    PlainBill said, almost 7 years ago

    TrickyPickle, Two words: Randall Terry. About as main-stream as you can get in the anti-choice movement.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    The point of the ‘toon IS those holding the stick with the carrot, who deny their roles in violence. The jerks with knees reactions to Sotomayor’s nomination, those egging on “anti-choicers”, or stimulating attacks on Army recruiting offices are ALL the same cowards and hate mongers.

    Free speech is indeed basic, but it does NOT defend shouting “fire!” in a crowded theatre, or verbally throwing gasoline on a smoldering fire of resentment. Maybe the courts do need to look more aggressively at those promoting violence, not just those committing it?

  14. fritzoid

    fritzoid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 7 years ago

    “Unborn children” is a contradiction in terms. Are you talking about foetuses, embryos, fertilized eggs? If life begins at conception, then the standard, run-of-the-mill birth control pill, which allows fertilization but prevents implantation, is morally equivalent to strangling a newborn.

  15. danielsangeo

    danielsangeo said, almost 7 years ago

    “pro-choicers who claim that all pro-lifers”

    Here we go again. Where has ANYONE said “all pro-lifers”?

    I use the term “anti-choicers” to define a very small, very belligerent, very vocal subgroup in the pro-life movement.

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