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Material Girls: How Feminism Betrayed Terri Schiavo
BreakPoint ^ | March 31, 2004 | Leslie Carbone

Posted on 04/01/2005 2:54:16 PM PST by Mr. Silverback

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To: Mr. Silverback
Good post Mr. S.,

Sorry you got so much unnecessary flak.

81 posted on 04/04/2005 4:06:37 PM PDT by iconoclast (Conservative, not partisan.)
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To: badbass
The secretary where I work said yesterday that she "wouldn't want to be shown on TV looking like that".

Why was Terri on TV "looking like that"?

Two words: Michael Schiavo.

If her parents' wishes had been followed, she would have either been rehabilitated by now, or she really would have stayed profoundly handicapped, but in private, with dignity.

Loving husband my tuchis!

82 posted on 04/04/2005 10:51:02 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Karol Wojtyla, my brother, thank you for being you. Rest in Joy.)
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To: badbass
I try to see different points of view about most subjects, but this one just eludes me.

Sorry for the double post, but I forgot this point. Most of the people who were on the kill side were there because they were uninformed or misinformed. My wife changed somebody's mind during a five minute car ride just by discussing the timeline with her. Most people either know zip about the case and went on their prejudices, or they "know" a lot of crap, like that she had no chance of recovery, etc.

83 posted on 04/04/2005 10:53:58 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Karol Wojtyla, my brother, thank you for being you. Rest in Joy.)
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To: SQUID
If she was a lesbian the womens movement would have been all over it.

Dang straight! They'd say she was bulimic as a result of tryingto repress her latent homosexuality, leading to bad self-image. Then they'd say that Michael shouldn't be guardin because he might have put her in that position, that he freaked out when she told him she was leaving him for a woman and beat the stuffing out of her.

84 posted on 04/04/2005 11:25:07 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Karol Wojtyla, my brother, thank you for being you. Rest in Joy.)
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To: Askel5
After all, the GOP didn't discover in 1970 a "right" to predetermine the sex of children for nuttin'.

Quick, show me where that is in the GOP platform today. All you need to do is look right below the clause about "peace with honor in Vietnam."

85 posted on 04/04/2005 11:47:29 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Karol Wojtyla, my brother, thank you for being you. Rest in Joy.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
The ones that show her face can't be posted here. A couple of the DUmmies FUnnies Freepers have seen those and need only to speak up.

Some of the old Unitarian weirdo women (my wife calls them "the biddy party") around here have written some bizarre letters to the editor about how we Bible-thumping type should love abortion, because the child goes back to God.

I would love to call them up and say, "So then I should be happy if somebody stabs you to death, because you went to God?" But of course I don't, because it would be taken as a threat rather than a rhetorical question, and I like my clean record.

86 posted on 04/04/2005 11:55:35 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Karol Wojtyla, my brother, thank you for being you. Rest in Joy.)
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To: exDemMom
When I was in high school, soon after Roe vs. Wade, there was a large Planned Parenthood poster in the girls' bathroom, showing a pregnant woman with the words, "It is unfair to babies to force them to be born unwanted."

PP rhetoric from that period was rife with it, IIRC. Of course, that's not direct memory, I was only 2 when RVW happened.

87 posted on 04/04/2005 11:58:07 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Karol Wojtyla, my brother, thank you for being you. Rest in Joy.)
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To: Askel5
Most abortions are done simply to get rid of the child, regardless. Many abortions are obtained to rid a defective. I'd wager the rest are a matter of sexual preference.

Perhaps now, but for most of the history of legalized abortion, a reliable determination of the sex only came if you carried on to the delivery room. So not to quibble, but your "more than 20 million" premise doesn't work out.

88 posted on 04/05/2005 12:06:53 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Karol Wojtyla, my brother, thank you for being you. Rest in Joy.)
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To: Killborn

That post isdo good I bookmarked it. Outstanding!


89 posted on 04/05/2005 12:09:00 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Karol Wojtyla, my brother, thank you for being you. Rest in Joy.)
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To: iconoclast
Good post Mr. S., Sorry you got so much unnecessary flak.

Thank you, and c'est la guerre.

90 posted on 04/05/2005 12:12:11 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Karol Wojtyla, my brother, thank you for being you. Rest in Joy.)
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To: Mr. Silverback
Perhaps now, but for most of the history of legalized abortion, a reliable determination of the sex only came if you carried on to the delivery room.

It would only strengthen your arguments and your admirable steadfast attention to the scourge of abortion if you had the courage to educate yourself regardless the consequences that might attend where your blind faith in The Party is concerned.

The first successful determination of sex via amniotic fluid sampling was done in the mid-1950s. By 1970 -- well before Roe -- medical journals were advocating it as a standard test of sorts for pre-determination of all manner of genetic defects as well as sex.

Although it was the work of the eugencists at the March of Dimes (particularly once "to be aborted" women were opened up as a steady source of ready human experimentation) which galvanized the test into an almost "standard" procedure, indeed amnio's been around far LONGER than abortion.

Dummy up, guy.

And do "look quick" at the GOP platform. If Mz. Barbara "Abortions in the First Trimester Only" Bush has her way, the plank will be ripped up one day soon ... as she's been advocating since her son's 2000 campaign.

91 posted on 04/05/2005 7:44:26 AM PDT by Askel5 ( Theresa Marie Schindler, Martyr for the Gospel of Life, pray for us )
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To: Mr. Silverback

Wow! Thasnk you! i guess all thoe English classes paid off. ;)


92 posted on 04/05/2005 12:26:16 PM PDT by Killborn (Liberals. The greatest threat to mankind, morality, civilization, cute puppies and fuzzy bunnies.)
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