40 Year Anniversary of Roe V Wade

40 year Anniversary of Roe V Wade

It is the 40th year anniversary of Roe V. Wade.  Many pro life people will be demonstrating in Washington DC today.  Do these people realize that their daughters, nieces, and grandchildren will have sex one day?  Do they really want  women to depend upon the "rhythm method"? 

I always get a kick out of mother's who put their daughters on birth control to clear up their acne problem.  I don't care where you stand on the issue, but I do hope you realize that young women do have SEX.  If your high school children are "going steady" those kids will eventually have sex, no matter what they tell you.  You can't stop "young love". 

Women need access to contraceptives no matter what insurance plan they have.  Yes, I am pro-life. I am all for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.  I am also for a women's right to choose.  We must continue to encourage young people to education and access to contraceptives.  Raising children is the most difficult, time consuming job you will ever have.

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Kr January 27, 2013 at 04:40 AM
Martha, compared to what it would be if abortions were illegal? No way! It's cheaper to pay for abortions than prison. I'm with you sister!
Laura Kosmach January 27, 2013 at 07:18 AM
"Many pro life people will be demonstrating in Washington DC today." I just want to clarify this statement. How many pro-life people were in Washington DC yesterday for the March for Life to sadly commemorate the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade? a). thousands b). 200,000 c). more than 500,000 If you answered (a), you are listening to mainstream media. If you answered (b), you at least know some of the history of the largest human rights demonstration in the world. If you answered (c), you are correct. This is a human rights issue. Everyone will agree that abortion is taking a life. Do we value one life less such that we sacrifice it for the sake of the other? Our society has used abortion to solve socio-economic problems. We can go to the moon, we can surely come up with a better solution. However, contraception is the root cause of abortion, not the remedy. Every human life is intrinsically good. Contraception turns this around and says new life is bad, something to be protected against. Something bad needs to be fought against, presumably with abortion. The cycle continues. JR has it right -- we are made for so much more than self-gratification. Until the unitive and procreative aspects are brought together again, the march will go on.
Martha Hanna January 27, 2013 at 01:29 PM
OK you guys are all right and I am wrong. Contraceptives are evil...sex is evil, woman are only good for one thing. Good luck to all of you!!
R G January 27, 2013 at 02:24 PM
No sex is not evil. God ave us sex as a wy to enjoy your SPOUSE and to have children. Are you inferring that abortion is a form of contraception? Contraceptives were introduced because of feminism.
Matilda B January 27, 2013 at 02:32 PM
Martha is right, no more sex ever. Actually, if we removed ever males testicles, we wouldn't have that issue with the egg and sperm. Or, even better, of we just stuck to same sex partners, no problem! Egg and sperm becomes a non issue. Yes, I like those two ideas. Certainly would end the debate.
Matilda B January 27, 2013 at 02:34 PM
Martha Hanna January 27, 2013 at 03:36 PM
Very good idea...if you are not planning a family you cannot enjoy sex with your spouse or lover. I do not believe that using contraceptives is murder.
Jerri January 27, 2013 at 03:46 PM
See, now I'm confused - was the point of your writing about contraception or abortion? They're 2 very different things. Contraception is preventing conception and abortion is killing a baby, no matter how we want to sugar coat it. Not saying it's wrong, just calling it what it is.
Matilda B January 27, 2013 at 04:32 PM
Jerri, many of the previous commenters believe that contraceptives end up killing fetuses. They don't, however, address barrier methods which would prevent the sperm and egg from meeting. The PIll and IUD make an environment in which the fertilized egg cannot latch onto or stay in the uterus and is shed. Martha's blog is on abortion. But these folks see contraceptives and abortion as the same. I believe in women's right to choose. If use of contraceptives was supported, there would be less need for abortion. I don't see contraceptives as equivalent to abortion
Martha Hanna January 27, 2013 at 05:28 PM
Right Matilda, There are ways to prevent abortions, it is called "Safe Sex". Contraceptives prevent abortion. If you use contraceptives you are not murdering anything. The point of the article is we cannot overturn Roe V. Wade and we must continually educate people of the importance of contraceptives so women do not need to even consider abortion as an issue.
Mike Bruno January 27, 2013 at 05:56 PM
@RG. All the evidence say that, if we didn't descend directly from pond scum, pond scum is a very distant cousin. ...as is every other living thing on this planet.
Kim January 30, 2013 at 03:31 AM
1. You of course realize that many contraceptives are abortificants. 2. Contraceptive companies tested their products out in third world countries and litterally wiped out villages of women in the process of "perfecting" the contraceptives. 3. Contraceptives are a carcinogen. A very toxic one with very severe consequences. 4. Contraceptives block pherimones that attract males to women. In studies men become confused when women do not give off these pherimones. You don't want to know what happens to men when they get confused. 5. Making love in a marriage is a sacrament. It is a unifying act of self giving to your spouse that is literally holy. 6. When the marital act of love is down graded to a sexual impulse that is out of control anybody and anyone can have sex together. Hmmm look at what has been happening in society men marrying men, women marrying women next fathers and daughters, people and animals. But even if all of that doesn't make you realize how misguided telling women they can do whatever they want no matter how it impacts themselves, society or God then you really don't understand the great value of women.
Mike Bruno January 30, 2013 at 02:23 PM
Seriously Kim? Women's birth control turns men gay?!?!? A link to some peer-reviewed research would be in order. I'll wait. :-)
Sister Elenita January 30, 2013 at 02:49 PM
Ah, Mr. Research, aka Mike Bruno, will tout his knowledge about a whole realm of topics, all supported by articles best published in the Onion. Mike, without a doubt you are related to pond scum, thanks for the admission.....
Mike Bruno January 30, 2013 at 03:07 PM
@Sister Elenita: I will admit having a penchant for requiring evidence before I believe something. Call me crazy. :-)
R G January 30, 2013 at 03:10 PM
Mike, since you enjoy having evidence before believing something... Do you believe in evolution? It has not been proven.
Kim January 30, 2013 at 03:19 PM
Mike Bruno January 30, 2013 at 03:21 PM
Yes. Of course I believe in evolution. I have read any number of biology texts on evolution. The evidence from many fields of research point to evolution by natural selection as the single greatest factor in biological diversity. The weight of evidence supporting the theory of evolution is suffocating. Some of the examples are jaw-dropping. If anything can be considered a fact in field of biology, it is evolution. It is as well supported as the heliocentric model of the solar system, the atomic theory of matter and the microbial theory of disease.
R G January 30, 2013 at 03:31 PM
So why aren't humans 'evolving' anymore? I assume also that you believe the earth is millions of years old? Why is there very little sediment on the sea floor? Why is soft tissue being found in fossils? Why is there very little salt in the sea! Why are they not finding fossils or skeletal remains of humans in the different "stages of evolution"? These are just some of the questions that scientists cannot answer. Evolution is a theory invented by a man who wanted to deny the existence of God, so he found a way to make it seem like the earth is so old.
Mike Bruno January 30, 2013 at 03:47 PM
- We are still evolving. It's a slow thing. The next plague may wipe out most of humanity and leave those with some biological resistance. (that's natural selection) - Actually the earth is about 4.5 Billion years old. Earliest life was pegged at around 3.5 Billion years ago - Plate tectonics (the sea floor is continuously being regenerated) - There is no soft tissue in fossils. There is soft tissue if comparatively contemporary bones. - There is a finite amount of salt to dissolve into the worlds water reserves. - Many many "missing links" have been discovered.
Mike Bruno January 30, 2013 at 03:53 PM
Kudo's for at least responding Kim. I'll need a bit of time to research the Lionel Tiger that is cited for the "women's contraception turns men gay" claim. Readers should note that the video posted by a Catholic apologist user. Not a good start. BTW: Do you believe in evolution? Mr Tiger is an evolutionist. I just thought Sister Elenita and R G would want to know.
Mike Bruno January 30, 2013 at 04:15 PM
@R G. There was a claim that soft tissue was found in a T-Rex fossil, but is not conclusive. Read the following for some more detail: http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geology/soft-tissue-dinosaur-fossil.htm
Mike Bruno January 30, 2013 at 08:08 PM
@Kim: Do you have any link to the details/scope of the trial cited that female contraception leads to male homosexuality? I could find nothing, but it sounds like he had a study population size of just one. This makes the value of such a study almost less than zero. That there is homosexuality in other species further diffuses the value. This hasn't kept every Catholic apologist from citing the snot out this one study which, as far as I can tell, is an anecdote at best. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/07/0722_040722_gayanimal_2.html That being said; Mr. Tiger is an interesting fellow and you can watch him speak on a number of things here: http://bigthink.com/users/lioneltiger
Martha Hanna January 30, 2013 at 11:49 PM
I believe that the caucasian race will evolve and we will all be of color someday.
GT January 31, 2013 at 01:23 AM
Well, combine high birth rates among people of color and a lack of selective pressures against not being able to feed one's offspring...and you may just be right.
Martha Hanna January 31, 2013 at 01:42 AM
I would say we will evolve because of caucasians and mixed ethinic groups having babies. This debate is getting annoying, it's between the people who think sex and women are for one thing, and that is to have children and to please a husband. Then it's people like me that think sex is a healthy part of human nature.
R G January 31, 2013 at 02:22 AM
Like I said before feminism is killing this country. I have children and I love to please my husband. We have lots of healthy sex.
Martha Hanna January 31, 2013 at 02:48 AM
RG that is great and I am truly happy for you...but feminism has not destroyed women, Without feminist we would still not be able to vote! More women are graduating from college then men, women are finally filling our congress, and military, and workforce, we have many women who are CEO's. Aren't you proud of the accomplishments we have made? We will never go back to Mayberry and The Beaver days. We have come a long way baby.
BobE January 31, 2013 at 02:14 PM
The world will miss our blue eyes someday but it would be nice not to sunburn EVERY time I go outside. With luck all size medium clothes will actually fit.
Mike Bruno February 05, 2013 at 04:18 PM
I'm not taking any stand in this inadequate forum, but it is not necessarily true that everyone agrees that abortion is taking a life. There is a wide chasm between a cluster of undistinguished cells and a sentient fetus with a fully formed nervous system. As far as contraception being the root cause of abortion, that is just silly: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-57526550/study-free-birth-control-leads-to-way-fewer-abortions/


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