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With Planned Parenthood Speech, Obama Jumps Into Abortion Debate


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abortion politics, health, women's rights, extremist politics, radical right, lunatic fringe, usa, news, government, ethics, politics, americans, obama )

Cal
- 449 days ago - csmonitor.com
Dozens of states have moved to restrict access to abortion in recent months. Speaking to Planned Parenthood Friday, President Obama vowed to fight this trend.



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tasunka m. (334)
Monday April 29, 2013, 6:17 am
What is the problem with a woman's right to choose.
MEN ARE MAKING RULES FOR WOMAN'S BODIES,
ty Cal
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Monday April 29, 2013, 6:22 am
There were about 300 million people in the world at the time of Jesus. Now the population is 7 Billion.
Providing contraception is a world saving measure apart from personal considerations.
to deny women an abortion when continuation of the pregnancy threatens her life is murder.
I hope that Obama can solve this one at least.
 

lee e. (114)
Monday April 29, 2013, 6:58 am
I agree with Tasunka - it's none of my business - wanted children will be the most productive in the world - there's nothing sadder than an unwanted child! -- and Alexandra too has a point - the population of the world is at a max - we need more contraception!
I don't even begin to address the life saving functions of these clinics providing mammograms and early warnings for STD's and diseases that specifically target womens' reproductive organs!

 

Carol Dreeszen (366)
Monday April 29, 2013, 12:24 pm
*****the population of the world is at a max - we need more contraception!

I would go so far as to say we need more "responsibility" world wide!
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Monday April 29, 2013, 2:36 pm
I was a bit shocked to note that Obama's the first pres. to address Planned Parenthood in this forum. Hopefully, this bravery will seep over into other issues where he will take a stronger stand.
 

John B. (215)
Monday April 29, 2013, 4:28 pm
Thanks Cal for the link to the article by Mark Guarino. Kudos to President Obama for his action and for being the first US President to speak before Planned Parenthood. Read and noted.
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Monday April 29, 2013, 4:32 pm
I am right there with Lois Jordan, TY Cal!
 

Jason S. (57)
Monday April 29, 2013, 7:50 pm
Good posting, thanks
 

Ro H. (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 4:35 am
good
 

paul m. (93)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:11 am

Noted....see Tastunka m....
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 8:02 am
Great article. Thanks for sharing. A woman should not be allowed to have an abortion. Abortion is evil and wrong.
 

Birgit W. (140)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 3:00 pm
Noted, thank you
 

Robert K. (31)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 3:07 pm
Forcing women to do what your withered soul wrongly thinks is evil is the actual evil. The Bible says nothing about abortion being wrong and even the Catholic Church used to say it was okay until quickening, but then the moronic right wingers took over th church and required you to be ignorant or else to be considered a bad person.

I'd judge you differently, perhaps, if you were to personally pay for prenatal care and lost wages before, during and after delivery and every penny of support for the child until he/she graduates from college and acquires a job with pay high enough to support him/her. If you are not willing to do this, then you're a soulless monster and hypocrit.
 

Craig Zimmerman (86)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 3:49 pm
Obama seems to be interested in everything except fixing the economy.
 

Stuart Thomas (505)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 6:22 pm
Noted. Thank you, Cal.
 

Anita R. (2)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 2:30 am
The economy, Mr Zimmerman, is not helped by adding an unwanted child to a family that is already struggling economically. The economy is not helped if a young woman is forced to drop out of college to take care of the child, instead of improving her education and job skills. The economy is not helped if a young woman who might have contributed her talents for a lifetime instead becomes an early casualty due to a back-street abortion. The economy is not helped if an unwanted child becomes a resentful and angry youth who drops out of school or gets involved with a gang and commits a crime. Need I go on?
 

Kathy B. (98)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 7:58 am
Why does it seem that nearly every mention about Planned Parenthood turns into a debate about abortion?

Planned Parenthood is much more about women's (and men's) health than about the tiny percent of their services that can be attributed to abortion.
 

Patricia N. (8)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:23 am
Planned Parenthood is a wonderful organization. I went to them many years ago myself back in the early 1960's to get advice on contraception.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 4:21 pm
Kathy B-I assume you have been to a Planned Parethood clinic to to know what you are talking about.?
Go and pick up literature about "the morning after pill". How about information on telling GIRLS what it means to be 6 weeks pregnant.
Councelors are there to schedule abortions, offer option( yes they do) in telling children what the government will pay for of they elect to have their baby,...
Women's health? They could care less. What articles are you reading?
 

Dot A. (131)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 12:30 pm
too hot to handle, this one, as life is precious, and at the same time, we are talking about death

yet, the inevitablity of death is going to happen to very life as we know it upon earth

energy cannot be created or destroyed - and WE are energy

if the energy is not introduced - it will still exist in the state of creation

if the energy of a conceived person is delivered at full term and healthy human being, it will live, (exist) in this state until transformed again

if we take responsibility for our 'energy' - including how we introduce precious life, how we take care of life once it is with us, how we guide, manage, balance, cherish, and organize our energy, - we may find ourselves being far more grateful for ALL of it - instead of judging others for caring enough not to bring precious life into an unfit situation which will bring greater hardship than the joy that life is naturally designed to experience

we all face challenges, and our world is faced with the ability to take more control of our numbers of population

we are reaching a moment in time when it will become ever more obvious that we are responsible for over-populating the world with people who are not provided for as human beings need to be

we are more responsible when we plan, want, provide, cherish, and guide into adulthood each and every human being entering this challenging and difficult life

we should not feel guilty for caring to do that~
 

Dot A. (131)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 2:53 pm
raising our minds to a higher level of consideration for all others will be a key component of realizing that our ability to pro-create is also probably the absolute most important decision we can make at any time in our own lives

realizing that the entire world is affected by our decision, and taking enormous pride, consideration, and total commitment to that decision can change the face of the globe

life will feel the effects of our conscious decision making power, our interest in this choice to create a human being, our dedication to the best we can provide for our off-spring, our beloved children, our precious innocent babies who must depend upon us for their introduction to a giant reality

making this decision with any less serious intent is a major cause of all other problems, for when an infant is authentically cared for without competitive jealousies, without personal gain, without prideful ego, that life embraces this world with the desire to thrive and give back with all that each individual has to offer

what we are dealing with now is the result of human beings making the best of whatever situation that they've been born to deal with, and that includes myself

at 65, and born to an unwed mother who was certainly NOT happy to see me come into her life, it's been a lifelong struggle to make it in a world that did not welcome me

i trust that if i had not made into this earth plane, i would have evolved elsewhere, and my faith stems from that unseen spirit of providence

i do the best that i can and hope that when i leave this world, i have done something that will help our struggling and suffering humanity become better as the process continues on,...

it is obvious to me that while i have learned a great deal from my personal suffering, i could have learned just as much - if not more, if there had been adequate parenting, instead of abuse, greater freedom from the life of near poverty if family planning had been a priority, and certainly more positive relationships than what the 'unwanted' must find when not introduced to welcoming friends, family and society at large

we can do much better by our children, yes we can, and yes, our world will be better when we love our children even before we conceive them [men and women]
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 2:56 pm
The issue of birth control and abortion is an issue of women's health---which are decisions made between a woman and her doctor.
 

Dot A. (131)
Tuesday May 7, 2013, 3:06 pm
raising our minds to a higher level of consideration for all others will be a key component of realizing that our ability to pro-create is also probably the absolute most important decision we can make at any time in our own lives

realizing that the entire world is affected by our decision, and taking enormous pride, consideration, and total commitment to that decision can change the face of the globe

life will feel the effects of our conscious decision making power, our interest in this choice to create a human being, our dedication to the best we can provide for our off-spring, our beloved children, our precious innocent babies who must depend upon us for their introduction to a giant reality

making this decision with any less serious intent is a major cause of all other problems, for when an infant is authentically cared for without competitive jealousies, without personal gain, without prideful ego, that life embraces this world with the desire to thrive and give back with all that each individual has to offer

what we are dealing with now is the result of human beings making the best of whatever situation that they've been born to deal with, and that includes myself

at 65, and born to an unwed mother who was certainly NOT happy to see me come into her life, it's been a lifelong struggle to make it in a world that did not welcome me

i trust that if i had not made into this earth plane, i would have evolved elsewhere, and my faith stems from that unseen spirit of providence

i do the best that i can and hope that when i leave this world, i have done something that will help our struggling and suffering humanity become better as the process continues on,...

it is obvious to me that while i have learned a great deal from my personal suffering, i could have learned just as much - if not more, if there had been adequate parenting, instead of abuse, greater freedom from the life of near poverty if family planning had been a priority, and certainly more positive relationships than what the 'unwanted' must find when not introduced to welcoming friends, family and society at large

we can do much better by our children, yes we can, and yes, our world will be better when we love our children even before we conceive them [men and women]
 
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