Skip to comments.Material Girls: How Feminism Betrayed Terri Schiavo
Posted on 04/01/2005 2:54:16 PM PST by Mr. Silverback
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Sorry you got so much unnecessary flak.
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!
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.
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.
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."
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.
PP rhetoric from that period was rife with it, IIRC. Of course, that's not direct memory, I was only 2 when RVW happened.
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.
That post isdo good I bookmarked it. Outstanding!
Thank you, and c'est la guerre.
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.
Wow! Thasnk you! i guess all thoe English classes paid off. ;)
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