Up for Debate: Reignited abortion debate, no exceptions

Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 2:34am

Given the reignited debate surrounding rape and abortion following the comments by Todd Akin, what are your opinions on exceptions for abortion in pregnancies resulting from rape or incest?

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131 Comments on this post:

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/23/12 at 1:37

Lithium is used to treat certain blood disorders, depression, schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions regarding the President), disorders of impulse control (inability to resist the urge to perform a harmful action or repetitious posts stating Obama "usurping" the office), and certain mental illnesses in children.

By: slacker on 8/23/12 at 2:10

Lithium taken in large dosage, can sometimes regenerate brain cells in old people from Gordonsville, Tn.
-Dr. Gray Matter

By: yogiman on 8/23/12 at 2:13


On August 1st Barry told the border patrol agents to break their law enforcement oaths. In essence, let um all come on in. They're all welcome because they'll voter for me.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/23/12 at 2:19

The following can indicate a delusion:
1.The patient expresses an idea or belief with unusual persistence or force.
2.That idea appears to exert an undue influence on the patient's life, and the way of life is often altered to an inexplicable extent.
3.Despite his/her profound conviction, there is often a quality of secretiveness or suspicion when the patient is questioned about the factualness of it.
4.The individual tends to be humorless and oversensitive, especially about the belief.
5.There is a quality of centrality: no matter how unlikely it is that these strange things are happening to him, the patient accepts them relatively unquestioningly.
6.An attempt to contradict the belief is likely to arouse an inappropriately strong emotional reaction, often with irritability and hostility.
7.The patient is emotionally over-invested in the idea and it overwhelms other elements of their psyche.

By: yogiman on 8/23/12 at 2:31

Where did they hide them when I work in that department, gdiafante. I transferred to several different offices and I never saw, or heard of, one bullet in the 30 years I worked in that department, and they were small offices.

As a matter of fact (which means nothing to you) I never heard of any government agency buying hollow point bullets, or even plain damned old bullets except the departments pertaining to our defense. So why have they put this information out recently?

By: bfra on 8/23/12 at 2:44

yogi - You really can't read!

By: yogiman on 8/23/12 at 2:49

You should get a job and go back to work, Blanketnazi2 ( if you have ever worked).. You could do pretty good as a comedian.

By: yogiman on 8/23/12 at 2:52

It depends on whose duin the ritin, bfra. It's hard trying to determine what you're trying to say.

By: Rasputin72 on 8/23/12 at 2:53

I certainly would do my part financially if every underclass female who had an abortion were given 1000 dollars.

By: bfra on 8/23/12 at 2:54

yogi & bud try to shore up each others comments, & come across like the blind leading the blind or the dumb complimenting the dumb.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/23/12 at 2:57

yogi, did you feel like that applied to you? lol

I do quite well, actually so quit making false assumptions. I've made more of myself than you have serving as a weather guy for the military. And I don't have a shack in the middle of nowhere for a home.

By: BenDover on 8/23/12 at 2:57

I heard that today at lunch Nemo. It's taken out of context. Rush was mocking those nuts who said Bush steered Katrina into New Orleans.

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/23/12 at 2:58

If you need to nag someone about not having a job, direct your comments to bud.

By: bfra on 8/23/12 at 2:59

yogi I am referring to the correction of your blown up report about the ammo who is getting it.

By: bfra on 8/23/12 at 3:09

Blanket - Bud has had so many jobs, I think she has run out of options. Plus, remember, she is self employed (she said). HA!

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/23/12 at 3:13

Uh huh....

So, a woman who was raped and kept the child is being sued by the rapist for parental rights.


"in the vast majority of states -- 31 -- men who father through rape are able to assert the same custody and visitation rights to their children that other fathers enjoy. When no law prohibits a rapist from exercising these rights, a woman may feel forced to bargain away her legal rights to a criminal trial in exchange for the rapist dropping the bid to have access to her child."

By: Blanketnazi2 on 8/23/12 at 3:15

"Others argue that no rapist would ever seek parental rights. Not only does my experience and that of others I know prove otherwise, but it is not surprising that a man who cruelly degrades a woman would also seek to torture her in an even more agonizing way, by seeking access to her child."

Poor woman.

By: yogiman on 8/23/12 at 3:48

This is the USA of today, Blanketnazi2, and it sure isn't the USA I grew up in. A man who raped a woman didn't want to be found. He would go to prison if he wasn't killed.

With them demanding to see the child, are they required to pay child support? If they aren't, where did the judges of today come from, Timbukto?

By: yogiman on 8/23/12 at 3:54


I wish I was as smart as you all think you are. Unlike you, I only know what I hear or read about. I don't know what's going to happen before it does... except the situation of this nation.

And on that subject, I'm afraid you're going to be disappointed for your ignorance.

By: bfra on 8/23/12 at 4:01

yogi - You don't even know what you read. You have never put a TRUE statement on this board & when you are proved to be wrong, don't have the guts to admit it. Man up, old man!

By: yogiman on 8/23/12 at 4:26

When have you proven me wrong, bfra. All you've done is say I'm wrong. So how do I know when you're right?

I only know what I read when I read it, or hear it on a news factor. I'm sorry I'm not as intelligent as you and already know it before I "hear about it".

Your biggest problem is if you don't know it when you hear about it, it isn't true.
Damn, what a brain!

By: Captain Nemo on 8/23/12 at 4:50

As usual yogi has manage to keep the spotlight on his miserable life.

By: bfra on 8/23/12 at 4:53

By: gdiafante on 8/23/12 at 2:13

This is all you need to know from it, Nemo:

Due to a clerical error in the federal business vendor process, a solicitation for ammunition and targets for the NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement mistakenly identified NOAA’s National Weather Service as the requesting office. The error is being fixed and will soon appear correctly in the electronic federal bidding system. The ammunition is standard issue for many law enforcement agencies and it will be used by 63 NOAA enforcement agents in their twice annual target qualifications and training.
yogi - So I guess you didn't read this contradiction of your earlier comment on this subject, dumba**! You don't have the guts of a fishing worm.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/23/12 at 4:56

lol well he could have called me an earthworm.

By: Ask01 on 8/23/12 at 5:14

Let me try to be more clear with my position.

I believe those engaging in the sexual act, with no wish for children, bear sole responsibility for proper use of contraceptives to prevent an unwanted pregnancy.

I believe parents have the responsibility to pass on this information, or to allow the subject to be taught in health or biology class in schools. This service is, as I understand, offered by the much demonized organization, Planned Parenthood.

Aside from situations resulting from rape or incest, when the mothers life is in danger, or the fetus has medical or developmental conditions which justify termination, I cannot in good conscience support abortions.

If a couple are big enough boys and girls to have sex, they should be adult enough to prevent an unwanted pregnancy before the situation comes up or deal with what they have created.

Personal responsibility, it is a wonderful concept.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/23/12 at 5:40

The best laid plans of mice and man... Accidents happen ASKo1.

By: pswindle on 8/23/12 at 7:56

Isn't it wonderful that in America we have the choice of freedom to believe in obortion or to oppose it. But do we have the right to make others believe as we do? I think not that is not the America way. Freedom is a wonderful thing to have. Just ask any gun owner. We could no more take their guns and they shoud not have the power to take away the freedom of abortions.

By: yogiman on 8/23/12 at 8:06

Abortion is murder, pswindle, anyway you look at it. You kill a child through abortion which legalizes their murder.

That would be child doesn't have a choice on the matter so it can't be considered suicide.

By: Ask01 on 8/23/12 at 8:13

Accidents happen, yes, Captian Nemo. However, I have a suspicion often the primary cause is not contraceptive failure, but rather a failure of common sense.

Society doesn't accept excuses of 'too much to drink,' 'poor decision making,' or 'I forgot,' for other behavior. I believe as I said before, this is a personal responsibility issue.

Since we are agreed accidents can happen, I believe one must consider pregnancy a possibility, making this one of the potential risks one must be prepared to accept.

After all, one is always free to just abstain if one is not prepared to accept the possibility of parenthood.

By: yogiman on 8/23/12 at 8:15


I don't know where you read what you claim to have read. But tell me, why would millions of hollow point bullets be ordered for 63 NOAA agents? How many years are they going to be used for practice?

When did you use hollow points the last time you practiced? I never have because they're too damned expensive for practice.

It's funny, you claim I never admit when I'm wrong on an issue. I don't mind admitting I'm wrong when I'm proven to be wrong, but I don't remember you, or any of your fellow posters admitting you were wrong on this site.

It must be wonderful to be so damned smart.

By: FaceBook:Emmett... on 8/27/12 at 3:52

Of course, no matter what other international or economic problems are overwhelming us, President Fraud is nowhere to be found - except to come out and make public pronouncements on either homosexuality or abortion.