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    Quote Originally Posted by Minifie View Post
    If the shoe fits, and in this case, it does.
    I fail to see why I am being misogynistic while I am pro abortion ? That is why your opinion is horseshit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost of Cow View Post
    So who are you "fighting" if it's a war of Men vs. Women, exactly?
    The pro-choice movement is the one fighting against women's rights.

    The rest of us are fighting to protect them.

    Only one side is making this "men vs women". The rest of us are fighting for equity and equality.

    And do you stand with pro-life women on this issue purely because of gender? Of course not.
    I mean, you're just willfully misrepresenting the issue at this point. "Gender war" does not automatically translate to "men vs women".


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    Quote Originally Posted by Minifie View Post
    Because you are calling it a necessary evil, and you stand by it. You are only "pro" abortion because you can at least submit to SOME accommodation for women's bodily autonomy. Abortion isn't, in any way, evil, as long as you believe that, the shoe fits.
    And that's why I used the example of heart surgery.

    If you just strapped a random guy down and cut into their chest to fiddle with their heart for funzies, that'd be violently evil and horrible, right?

    Well, if your goal is to fix a health problem and you've got the training and expertise to do it as safely as possible, that's just "heart surgery". And nobody calls surgeries "necessary evils", because that's obviously asinine.

    It doesn't matter if, in some other context, similar actions could be construed as "evil". What matters is this context, where it isn't evil, in any way whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minifie View Post
    Because you are calling it a necessary evil, and you stand by it. You are only "pro" abortion because you can at least submit to SOME accommodation for women's bodily autonomy. Abortion isn't, in any way, evil, as long as you believe that, the shoe fits.
    Nope, and I say that as a men whose wife had an abortion 10 years ago (we were unprepared, mentally not ready and it was not wanted) and I was with her all the way. I can dismiss your opinion and you can shove it your ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Nope, and I say that as a men whose wife had an abortion 10 years ago (we were unprepared, mentally not ready and it was not wanted) and I was with her all the way. I can dismiss your opinion and you can shove it your ass.
    You don't get to dismiss it out of hand without justifying your reasoning.

    You've got to establish why abortion is "evil", in the first place. That was your completely baseless claim. And you're doing everything you can to avoid defending it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Minifie View Post
    Pro-life are anti-woman and misogynistic.
    That's not a very strong explanation though because it doesn't explain why so many spiritual women are still against abortion. I bet you that religion is a stronger predictor of a person's view on abortion compared to gender-based reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    The pro-choice movement is the one fighting against women's rights.

    The rest of us are fighting to protect them.

    Only one side is making this "men vs women". The rest of us are fighting for equity and equality.
    Well there you go. It's a group of people who believe something versus a group of people who believe something else. Nothing more.

    This has been an issue with the left for ages. It's like they don't know how to discuss policy without a clear, visual, "identity vs identity" angle to it. Which is weird because that's specifically a right wing strategy, so why fall for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    You don't get to dismiss it out of hand without justifying your reasoning.

    You've got to establish why abortion is "evil", in the first place. That was your completely baseless claim. And you're doing everything you can to avoid defending it.
    Nah, it is you failing to see my argument, as per usual when you can't defend yours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost of Cow View Post
    Well there you go. It's a group of people who believe something versus a group of people who believe something else. Nothing more.

    This has been an issue with the left for ages. It's like they don't know how to discuss policy without a clear, visual, "identity vs identity" angle to it. Which is weird because that's specifically a right wing strategy, so why fall for it.
    We said it was a "gender war". You're the one who's insisted on trying to make it "identity vs identity". You're projecting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Nah, it is you failing to see my argument, as per usual when you can't defend yours.
    You haven't made an argument. You declared abortion a "necessary evil", and have refused to explain that. That's not an argument, it's a claim without basis.


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    Why is it always about religion?

    Why can't someone be both pro-choice and also at the same time say that the action of abortion itself is a sad and tragic thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minifie View Post
    I just don't think people understand what a "necessary evil" is, still burning fossil fuels but transitioning to renewable energies would be a "necessary evil", at least it would be closer to the phrase than abortion.
    Necessary evil means that if contraception was 100% sucessful, and that we have tons of sexual education, that everyone knew what the fuck they would be doing, I would do without aborting. But since it is not the case, and it won't be anytime soon => necessary evil .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    Why can't someone be both pro-choice and also at the same time say that the action of abortion itself is a sad and tragic thing?
    Well, you can, as long as you're not concern trolling or whatever you'd call it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    Why is it always about religion?

    Why can't someone be both pro-choice and also at the same time say that the action of abortion itself is a sad and tragic thing?
    Why would it be "sad and tragic"?

    Answer that, and you'll start answering your own question, and how your framing is problematic.

    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Necessary evil means that if contraception was 100% sucessful, and that we have tons of sexual education, that everyone knew what the fuck they would be doing, I would do without aborting. But since it is not the case, and it won't be anytime soon => necessary evil .
    So you don't support women's bodily autonomy, then. Not really.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    Why would it be "sad and tragic"?

    Answer that, and you'll start answering your own question, and how your framing is problematic.

    Because on one hand, I would imagine it's a traumatic experience, and on the other hand, it's the loss of a potential life. And I say my second point not from the point of view of any religion, I'm not saying it because I believe that there's a soul in there and it should be saved, or anything of the sort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Specialka View Post
    Necessary evil means that if contraception was 100% sucessful, and that we have tons of sexual education, that everyone knew what the fuck they would be doing, I would do without aborting. But since it is not the case, and it won't be anytime soon => necessary evil .
    Well, that can't happen. Nothing in the world is 100%. Even perfect use, doesn't happen in reality, contraception still can result in a handful of pregnancies per 1000 uses.
    Peace is a lie. There is only passion. Through passion I gain strength. Through strength I gain power.
    Through power I gain victory. Through victory my chains are broken. The Force shall set me free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Minifie View Post
    If you agree to bodily autonomy, and that everyone HAS full facility over their person, you are for abortions 100%. If you aren't, you are singling out women as being unable to have that freedom. Ergo, you are at least misogynist, and potentially also anti-woman (both being mostly the same thing).
    What? I'm saying the data doesn't corroborate your prior explanation as the strongest explanation...
    Quote Originally Posted by Minifie View Post
    Spirituality isn't something measurable,
    That argument is a double-edged sword though. While it is true that spiritual stuff can't be measured, other abstractions such as the ethical validity of having an abortion also can't be measured.

    Also just to be clear here my personal guess on this issue is that the consent of the pregnant woman outweighs all other concerns.
    Quote Originally Posted by Minifie View Post
    a woman's right to bodily autonomy doesn't give a shit about your chakras.
    F--k chakra, I agree!
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    Quote Originally Posted by PC2 View Post
    That's not a very strong explanation though because it doesn't explain why so many spiritual women are still against abortion.
    It works just fine an explanation, as those women are simply misogynistic themselves.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xilurm View Post
    Because on one hand, I would imagine it's a traumatic experience
    I just had to get a couple fillings replaced at the dentist, yesterday. Was that a "traumatic experience"? I'm slightly phobic due to past trauma with dentistry, so I certainly found it deeply unpleasant and had a low-grade anxiety attack for hours before my appointment time. Does that mean we should consider banning or restricting dentistry? Or should I recognize that my issues are my own to handle, as I did, and that dentistry is a perfectly valid and necessary practice for those who need dental care?

    If you mean traumatic in the ending of a pregnancy rather than any specifics of the actual procedures, I'm gonna point out that you're making up an emotional argument and trying to force it onto people, and that's you trying to inflict trauma. No such "trauma" is inherent.

    And I hope it's clear by my example, but I'll say it pre-emptively, that I'm not dismissing that some women might find the decision difficult or unpleasant. That can, as it was with me and my need for dental repair, be absolutely internally justifiable and understandable. But that's about personal hangups, concerns, and views, not the procedure and practice itself. I'd never use my traumatic experiences in a dentist's chair to try and discourage people away from dental care, let alone try and outlaw the practice.

    and on the other hand, it's the loss of a potential life.
    So is every woman's period wherein she goes unfertilized. "Potential life" is an admission that you're talking about a fantasy about an imagined future, rather than the reality of today, and wanting legislation to reflect your imagination instead of reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gestopft View Post
    The Onion right now; on point as always.
    Spot on, indeed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Gestopft View Post
    I think, perhaps more specifically, it's about making sure women bear the externalities of "unwanted" sexual behavior. Keep in mind that the same people cheering this decision are the ones that respond to a rape case with "what was she wearing." As in: "maybe it was her lack of modesty that got her raped."
    Agreed. Thomas already said the Court should go after birth control and gay marriage, in the concurring opinion.

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