A Bunch of Awesome Quotes on Abortion.

Via on Sep 26, 2012

Pro-life? Pro-choice? Caring for life may or may not begin at conception, but it certainly shouldn’t end there.

“If you want to prevent abortions, you make sure everyone has health care, a high school education and birth control. Not the exact opposite.” (eclectablog.com)

…That presumes you give a sh*t about the actual people involved, and not just a theoretical concept of an “unborn innocent”.

All quotes from my favorite online community on the web.

“It’s no coincidence that the states with the lowest funding for Planned Parenthood, the worst sex-ed, etc. have the highest rates of teenage pregnancy. Looking at you Mississippi.”

“I love how Sarah Palin’s daughter got pregnant, yet she still supports abstinence-only sex education.”

“Planned Parenthood, we’re going to get rid of that” – Mitt Romney

Your body will react against an unwanted pregnancy. Yeah, it has ways to shut that whole thing down.

Texas has the third-highest teen pregnancy in America, and the idiot governor thinks Abstinence works…Telling teenagers not to have sex is like telling them maths is in fact very useful and chances are you will need that skill. THEY JUST WONT LISTEN.

Best article on the subject I’ve seen, from 2006.

http://www.amptoons.com/blog/2006/03/21/why-its-difficult-to-believe-that-anti-choicers-mean-what-they-say/

Highlight is this table:

http://www.amptoons.com/blog/images/prolifebeliefchart.gif

I’ve been saying this for years; you’re preaching to the choir. I’m pro-life. I don’t want to just make abortion illegal because that won’t work. You have to prevent the pregnancies in the first place, and in order to do that, you need all those things – education, health care, birth control, and also social assistance programs so that when someone still winds up pregnant (it happens no matter how careful one is sometimes), they can readily afford to provide for a child. I think it’s really, really indefensible to be pro-life but also against birth control and health care and sex ed and social aid and all these things that people need in order to avoid abortions.

They don’t want to prevent abortions, they want to punish women for enjoying sex. Preventing abortions is just one way to do this.

Remember when the Republican Party used to be about fiscal responsibility and personal freedoms? What happened? I might vote for that. Not this new party, though.

“Why is it that most of the people who are against abortion are people you wouldn’t want to fuck in the first place?” – George Carlin

Excerpt from the top link:

…what should be seen as the greatest victory for pro-lifers in decades: the contraception mandate.

In any insurance plan, women will receive contraception with no co-pays. Nothing the government has ever done will prevent more abortions.

Several states have mandated that insurance include contraception for years. The reasons for this are obvious. Reproductive health care is basic health care for women. Not only does contraception save insurers and the public the costs of unwanted children, it’s necessary for many women to treat common health problems. Arguing against including contraception in insurance because it may violate an employer’s beliefs is like arguing insurance shouldn’t cover kids born out of wedlock.

In America, you have the freedom of your beliefs. And I have the freedom to not have your beliefs thrust upon me.

Last weekend, Paul Ryan promised to get rid of the contraception mandate on “day one” of a Romney administration. “It will be gone. I can guarantee you that,” he said.

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright wondered how any woman except Ann Romney could vote for Mitt – a man who is literally promising to repeal a law that prevents insurers from charging women more just because they’re women.

The choice this election could not be starker. A woman’s right to make private, personal choices about her body is on the ballot.

About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | facebook.com/elephantjournal | twitter.com/elephantjournal | facebook.com/waylonhlewis | twitter.com/waylonlewis | Google+ For more: publisherelephantjournalcom

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3 Responses to “A Bunch of Awesome Quotes on Abortion.”

  1. Margie Brownlee says:

    "Awesome quotes on abortion"??These are just plain STUPID. " As far a welfare encouraging poor women to have children" You are right on there, because the woman gets more tax dollars through welfare. "If one believes that abortion is exactly the same as murder, it should be worth paying for welfare to lower the child murder rate." Although it happens on a regular basis it should not. Women having many children to several men, just to get more Welfare. No that should not happen, I'll tell you what should happen. If the poor woman has not learned that …….causes pregnancy, and she does not take advantage of free birth control, then the government should pay for her to be sterilized, end of problem. I would love to address everyone of yout "comments, but I simply do not want to qualify your stupid comments with logical responses.

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