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Published: Thursday, June 23 2011 4:07 p.m. MDT

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Bubble
SLC, UT

Yeah - because allowing woman a choice forces her to do the will of others.

How does that even pretend to make sense?

If you want to be against abortion, fine - be against abortion. But at least have a reasonable argument.

I mean, really - this is the best you can come up with?!

2cents_EM
Eagle Mountain, UT

Watch the documentary Maafa 21. It very clearly lays out how American eugenicists planned to use abortion to curb the population growth of African Americans. Margaret Sanger who started Planned Parenthood was extraordinarily racist. In the beginning, abortion wasn't about the right to choose, it was about eliminating "undesirable" populations. Supreme court justice Ruth Ginsburg said, "Frankly I had thought that at the time Roe was decided, there was concern about population growth and particularly growth in populations that we dont want to have too many of." A larger ratio of African American women get abortions. Don't you think that may have a damaging effect on African American communities in the long run?

Furry1993
Somewhere in Utah, UT

Accepting for the sake of this argument that a fetus is a living being (a position with which I do not in fact agree) and accepting for the sake ofo this argument that the pregnant woman does not want to gestate a pregancy at the moment (which may or may not be true in each case), then the enslaving is forcing the pregnant woman against her will to rent out her uterus for nine straight months to an unwelcome stranger (and risk the very real danger to her life, health and well-being).

George
Bronx, NY

@2cents EM
So maybe rather then restricting all womens right to seek and abortion we should look at the underlying social economic reasons African American women maybe still seeking abortions and provide realistic alternatives for them.

As to the constant reference to Margaret Sanger as sad and wrong as her early views where they where the common beliefs of most white people of her time. As you do mention, ever so briefly, she did come to see the errors in her thinking as many did and to condemn an entire organization for the beliefs of one of its founders or leaders 80 years ago seems rather silly since there are few organizations that existed at that time that could withstand that level of scrutiny.

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