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Old 05-18-2019, 09:56 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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City of Austin boycotting Alabama.



LOL!! I am sure the state of Alabama is losing sleep over this.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:01 PM
 
Location: DFW
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So does an illegal abortion help the baby more so than a legal abortion?

Boycotts and threats of them work. For the past several years no other state had more proposed anti-gay laws than Oklahoma. But hardly any passed. Why? Because the Chamber of Commerce lobby feared boycotts and loss of conventions. Oklahoma is already a highly undesirable state to come to without allowing yet more reason not to come.
No it isn't and I'm sure they would be happy to have a liberal like you out of their state.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Brackenwood
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Sister cities is just a good will thing.
Oh, is that right?
"Partnership Outcomes: Educational workforce training partnership between Austin Community College and the Ministry of Education of Imo State in Old Orlu"
-- Old Orlu, Nigeria | Economic Development | AustinTexas.gov - The Official Website of the City of Austin

"The Austin-Xishuangbanna Sister Cities Committee regularly sends delegations to Xishuangbanna and invites cultural and educational groups to visit Austin and participate in exchanges with Austin institutions."
--Xishuangbanna, China | Economic Development | AustinTexas.gov - The Official Website of the City of Austin

So they'll form partnerships with the kleptocrats of Nigeria and send delegations to authoritarian China, but not Alabama. How pious of our moral betters in Austin.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:45 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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Georgia is always getting boycotted, or threats of being boycotted, by various entities including movie stars who apparently are in favor of the murder of innocent unborn babies.
They can move to New York where Andrew Cuomo allows abortion, especially after birth.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:49 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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if a woman is destitute and can't afford to feed or care for the children she currently has....and the state doesnt provide food assistance, day care, standard education, housing, medical care....there are many reasons (and they are none of our business) why a woman would choose to terminate a pregnancy.
We have methods to prevent pregnancies such as condoms, birth control, morning after pill, etc...

Or you can just not have sex if you don't want to get pregnant.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:54 PM
 
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You failed to address the fact that abortions will happen regardless of if itís law or not.

The difference will be whether a back alley doctor will use coat hangers on a woman or if a doctor who has a medical degree will perform it.

More people will die and the same number of babies will die either way. The number of dead women and women with fertility issues will skyrocket.

Thereís idealism and reality. I focus in reality. Iím an engineer.
Being an engineer, you ought to possess the logic necessary to reach a more rational conclusion ... that being .... in a world where abortion is made as easy as ordering a Big Mac at a McDonalds drive up window, would OBVIOUSLY see an exponentially greater number of aborted babies, compared to a world where obtaining an abortion would be more difficult, and dangerous.

That is reality.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:55 PM
 
Location: 130 Miles E of Sacramento
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The GOP politicians in Texas are scared of passing legislation after Democrats gained 2 House seats and almost beat Senator Ted Cruz. In the state legislature the GOP lost a lot and every GOP judge in Houston was swept out in favor of Democrats.

They know they can't alienate moderate voters or they will lose even more ground. They even lost some of the gerrymandered districts, ironically those districts have been gradually changing and those districts always favored GOP by a slim margin so it was easier to flip those districts. The Dem districts were always large city districts that would always be Dem anyway. So they got a taste of their own medicine.
Yeah cause so many Californians are flooding into Texas and want to turn it into a California 2.0. (Not just from California and other blue states with high tax and high cost of living.
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Old 05-18-2019, 11:35 PM
 
Location: The Pacific Northwest
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Being an engineer, you ought to possess the logic necessary to reach a more rational conclusion ... that being .... in a world where abortion is made as easy as ordering a Big Mac at a McDonalds drive up window, would OBVIOUSLY see an exponentially greater number of aborted babies, compared to a world where obtaining an abortion would be more difficult, and dangerous.

That is reality.
Then riddle me this, logic master: why is it that abortion rates are higher in places where it is more restrictive than places where it is less restrictive? Do you honestly think women aren’t going to have an abortion if they really want to?

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/healt...report-n858476
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Old 05-19-2019, 01:23 AM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Texas overall is conservative and may pass their own abortion law. Will Austin also boycott the rest of Texas as well? Will they boycott themselves if national liberals demand a boycott of Texas over any new law?
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Old 05-19-2019, 07:54 AM
 
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Why would anyone from Austin have any reason to go to Alabama?

Heck, why would anyone have any reason to go to Alabama? It's not a business or tourist hub (besides maybe Mobile, which you can find shoreline and Casinos in numerous other states).
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