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MSNBC host says that life begins when parents decide it begins
WDTPRS ^ | July 25, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Posted on 07/25/2013 3:52:09 PM PDT by NYer

How’s this for evil?

Over at MSNBC a nit-wit talker opined that life begin not at conception, but rather when parents decide it begins (and we know that parents doesn’t really include the father!).

Might I add that before this story I don’t recall of ever having heard of this person?

MSNBC Host: Life Begins When Parents Say it Does, Not Based on Science
by Steven Ertelt

MSNBC host Melissa Harris Perry drew negative reactions from people this past weekend when she wore tampon earrings during a broadcast, telling viewers they were made especially for her to wear to demonstrate her opposition to the ban on late-term abortions in Texas that Governor Rick Perry signed.

Now, Harris Perry is at it again — this time telling viewers that human life doesn’t begin at conception. Instead, it begins, the MSNBC host contends, when the parents think it begins — not when science says it does.

“When does life begin? I submit the answer depends an awful lot on the feeling of the parents. A powerful feeling – but not science,” Harris-Perry said on her show Sunday. “The problem is that many of our policymakers want to base sweeping laws on those feelings.”

That wasn’t the only outrageous thing Harris Perry said, according to a CNS News report:

Harris-Perry also said that women with unwanted pregnancies do not share the same experience as the Duchess of Cambridge, who gave birth Monday to an 8 pound, 6 ounce baby boy who is now third in line to the British throne.

“When a pregnancy is wanted . . . it is easy to think of the bump as a baby,” Harris-Perry said. “But not every pregnancy is a fairy tale.”

“An unwanted pregnancy can be biologically the same as a wanted one. But the experience can be entirely different,” she added.

Imagine the ramifications of this.

If I am in any position of authority or have anything to do with your care, when I decide you are no longer alive, or your life isn’t worth what it once did to me, ….

Life News has the video. HERE


TOPICS: Moral Issues; Religion & Culture; Religion & Science
KEYWORDS: nitwit; prolife

1 posted on 07/25/2013 3:52:09 PM PDT by NYer
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To: netmilsmom; thefrankbaum; Tax-chick; GregB; saradippity; Berlin_Freeper; Litany; SumProVita; ...

Nit-wit ... there’s a term I haven’t heard in a long time.


2 posted on 07/25/2013 3:52:44 PM PDT by NYer ( "Run from places of sin as from the plague."--St John Climacus)
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To: NYer

::groan::

So glad I don’t get MSNBC


3 posted on 07/25/2013 3:53:18 PM PDT by piusv
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To: NYer
Another Harvard educated indoctrinated idiot.
4 posted on 07/25/2013 3:54:11 PM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: NYer
This reduces the dignity of human life to that of a velveteen rabbit, who is not real unless it is loved.

I guess she'd think it legal to kill Geraldo Rivera, who is loved by nobody.

5 posted on 07/25/2013 3:55:14 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: All

so pretty much you can retro-abort a 15 year old trouble maker that has a medical condition and declare them not to have been alive.. and that’s it?


6 posted on 07/25/2013 3:55:47 PM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: newfreep

Then I say 18. Before that parents can end it if the kid is out of line.


7 posted on 07/25/2013 3:57:42 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: NYer

Political extremism can cause insanity.


8 posted on 07/25/2013 3:58:10 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: newfreep

Another Harvard educated indoctrinated idiot. Don’t forget Affirmative Action baby!


9 posted on 07/25/2013 3:58:18 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SC_Pete
Political extremism can cause insanity.

Not to mention millions of murders every year.

10 posted on 07/25/2013 4:02:01 PM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: NYer

MSNBC, their motto must be “You don’t have to be smart to work for us, just breathing”


11 posted on 07/25/2013 4:02:45 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NYer

So Andrea Yaeger can go free? I mean, sounds like they believe the only difference between her and a someone who wants a late term abortion, is geography.

Womb vs. Cradle


12 posted on 07/25/2013 4:03:57 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: NYer

I saw a video of students at Georgetown or something signing a petition to legalize killing children after they are born.


13 posted on 07/25/2013 4:05:04 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: NYer

I hope he’s wrong, my parents aren’t too happy with me these days....


14 posted on 07/25/2013 4:05:17 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: NYer

MSNBC is really the poorest excuse for TV “news”. In all the world, UHF midnight Channel 38 in Sudan has a higher viewer audience.


15 posted on 07/25/2013 4:07:57 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: NYer

Sofa King Stupid.


16 posted on 07/25/2013 4:14:37 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: NYer

Well, now, that’s very scientific, aint it?


17 posted on 07/25/2013 4:19:39 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: NYer

18 posted on 07/25/2013 4:26:22 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
I'm thinking you mean Andrea Yates, the woman who drowned her five children.

Andrea Jaeger is a tennis star who became a nun.

19 posted on 07/25/2013 4:29:39 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Point of information.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Your right - I added on another syllable. I was too tired to look her up. And she makes me physically ill to see her.


20 posted on 07/25/2013 4:37:19 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: NYer

I heard that life begins at 40.


21 posted on 07/25/2013 4:42:57 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: SERKIT

Life begins when the kids leave home and the dog dies.


22 posted on 07/25/2013 4:56:15 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: NYer
This Harris-Perry person(?) keeps crawling further out on the limb. The end is predicable and inevitable. CRASH.
23 posted on 07/25/2013 4:57:24 PM PDT by JPG (Obama Does Egypt.)
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To: NYer

Can this host document that the host’s parents decided the host’s life began at all? If not, can anyone eliminate the host or are the parents the only ones who can?


24 posted on 07/25/2013 4:59:06 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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I’m going to make sure my teenage daughter reads this thread...


25 posted on 07/25/2013 5:08:45 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Standing Wolf

Yes, and the blood of countless Chicago children is on the hands of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Sharpton and all the other leftwing race pimps and urban plantation bosses.


26 posted on 07/25/2013 5:36:48 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: NYer

She’s another poor soul overwhelmed by relativism. I am the only arbiter of reality and what I think is true even if concrete evidence contradicts it. Usually the leftists cry for empirical data, but not when it comes to the biological fact that human life begins at the moment of conception.
Also, as most likely irreligious, she idolizes her own ridiculous opinion because of her runaway pride.

“Francis of Assisi tells us we should work to build peace. But there is no true peace without truth! There cannot be true peace if everyone is his own criterion, if everyone can claim exclusively his own rights, without at the same time caring for the good of others, of everyone, on the basis of the nature that unites every human being on earth.”
-Pope Francis, Address, March 22, 2013

“If there is one class of men whom history has proved especially and supremely capable of going quite wrong in all directions, it is the class of highly intellectual men.
... Modern intelligence won’t accept anything on authority. But it will accept anything without authority. ... All ... matter. You matter. I matter.” -G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

“Some people are so smart they’re stupid.” -My Mom


27 posted on 07/25/2013 6:00:36 PM PDT by MDLION ("Trust in the Lord with all your heart" -Proverbs 3:5)
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To: NYer; HoosierDammit; TYVets; red irish; fastrock; NorthernCrunchyCon; UMCRevMom@aol.com; Finatic; ..
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28 posted on 07/25/2013 6:47:21 PM PDT by narses
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To: NYer

This nobody/know nothing is not the problem, the problem is that the dolt in the White House agrees with her.


29 posted on 07/25/2013 6:51:50 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (i)
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To: NYer

This woman is mentally ill and needs help. Tampons hanging from her head - killing babies - she is definitely a very demented woman.


30 posted on 07/25/2013 7:32:43 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: NYer

Is this nit-wit recommending parents can be excused for child murder at any time from birth to eighteen years old? Why am I not surprised at the evil imaginings of liberals?


31 posted on 07/25/2013 11:46:27 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums

“Run Johnny, Run! The abortion truck is coming! The abortion truck is coming!”


32 posted on 07/25/2013 11:48:53 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
I can just picture the line of harried moms clutching the hands of their screaming terrible-two-year-olds queued up behind it!
33 posted on 07/25/2013 11:52:35 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums

bump


34 posted on 07/25/2013 11:54:35 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: NYer

Has she asked her parents if she is alive yet?


35 posted on 07/26/2013 7:31:52 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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