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Old 11-09-2004, 06:08 AM   #41
 
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NY has always been a democratic stronghold, so Kerry winning the state is no big surprise. I live in Manhattan and voted for Bush.
Well, NY has a Republican governor and NYC has a Republican mayor (who follows another Republican mayor). I wouldn't exactly call it a Democratic lock. And, as I mentioned, Reagan carried the state as well.


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Why does it matter that we have split in this country? The Republicans are in charge now so why not let them do as they please? Politics in cyclical so everyone is not going to be 100% happy all of the time.

We all have to live with the policies put into place by the people in Washington, whether we like them or not. The government is for the people, by the people. If elected officials do something you disagree with, you should shout from the rooftops. We are their employers. Let's not forget that.
In NATIONAL politics. We also have two Dem Senators.

Reagan winning the state cannot be used a measurement. "Reagan Democrats" were to be found all over the country. That was an anomoly.
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Old 11-10-2004, 02:50 PM   #42
 
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You can't compare abortions to war casualties. A fetus isn't a person, a soldier is a person. You can compare that both the Iraq war and getting pregnant to have an abortion are both mistakes, though.
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Old 11-10-2004, 07:17 PM   #43
 
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A fetus isn't a person, a soldier is a person.

A Fetus is a person if someone wants the fetus. If not then people wouldn't go on trial for killing fetuses. A Fetus is only not a person when it is unwanted. We sure pay a lot in this country for people to keep wanted fetuses alive, everyone pays for the high risk pregnancy treatment. Trying telling a woman that had a miscarriage, that a fetus isn't a person.
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Old 11-11-2004, 10:28 PM   #45
 
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A fetus isn't a person, a soldier is a person.

A Fetus is a person if someone wants the fetus. If not then people wouldn't go on trial for killing fetuses. A Fetus is only not a person when it is unwanted. We sure pay a lot in this country for people to keep wanted fetuses alive, everyone pays for the high risk pregnancy treatment. Trying telling a woman that had a miscarriage, that a fetus isn't a person.
I understand the pro life point of view but I still think the comparison of a grown 'fetus' with a life and family to an unborn fetus is odd. That will just always be a point of disagreement though between people who are against abortion and people who are not.
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A fetus isn't a person, a soldier is a person.

A Fetus is a person if someone wants the fetus. If not then people wouldn't go on trial for killing fetuses. A Fetus is only not a person when it is unwanted. We sure pay a lot in this country for people to keep wanted fetuses alive, everyone pays for the high risk pregnancy treatment. Trying telling a woman that had a miscarriage, that a fetus isn't a person.
I understand the pro life point of view but I still think the comparison of a grown 'fetus' with a life and family to an unborn fetus is odd. That will just always be a point of disagreement though between people who are against abortion and people who are not.

I'm not pro-life. I am a scientist. You can't ignore science when it doesn't suit you, then point to science (stem cell research) when it seems promising.
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Old 11-15-2004, 05:39 PM   #47
 
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[A Fetus is a person if someone wants the fetus. If not then people wouldn't go on trial for killing fetuses. A Fetus is only not a person when it is unwanted. We sure pay a lot in this country for people to keep wanted fetuses alive, everyone pays for the high risk pregnancy treatment. Trying telling a woman that had a miscarriage, that a fetus isn't a person.[/quote]

Okay, so a fetus is only a person when it's wanted? How is that consistent with science? A fetus is a fetus whether it's wanted or not, though the value on that fetus will change...is that what you meant?

I refuse to place more value on a little pink thing than on a full-grown 19 year old soldier. My mother had two miscarriages trying to conceive my brother and I, and was she disappointed? Of course. But did she feel deep sadness? No. Maybe that's unusual, but to her, she did not lose a PERSON.
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I'm not pro-life. I am a scientist. You can't ignore science when it doesn't suit you, then point to science (stem cell research) when it seems promising.
Ok, but it still makes your point of view on the issue a pro-life one. I don't ignore science. I do believe it is a living organism. But I don't think anyone else has the right or more of a right to tell me that I need to carry it and be a mother if I do not want to when it is not even born yet.
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Geez, you conservatives, you can't even wait till a person's BORN before you start telling it how to live.

Get a new hobby, k?
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Geez, you conservatives, you can't even wait till a person's BORN before you start telling it how to live.

Get a new hobby, k?
Naw, we just feel that everyone has a right to be born.
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Did you forget that Bush mislead us into a war that didn't need to happen?
ITA and I'm an independent.
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