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Old 03-17-2011, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Ugh, terrible idea. Just like the sonogram bill that seems to have passed. So gross, Texas republicans. So, so gross.

 
Old 03-17-2011, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Does Texas enjoy being the laughingstock of the nation when it comes to extremist politics?
No, we don't enjoy it, but our politicians seem to. They bought into the idea that there is no such thing as bad publicity.
 
Old 03-18-2011, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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No, we don't enjoy it, but our politicians seem to. They bought into the idea that there is no such thing as bad publicity.
Most people seem to disagree with this kind of stuff, yet the politicians that support it keep getting voted back in.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 08:59 AM
 
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Ugh, terrible idea. Just like the sonogram bill that seems to have passed. So gross, Texas republicans. So, so gross.
i think the sonogram idea is a good one. Im ok with legal abortion but that doesnt mean it should be easy or guilt free.

Same with welfare, Im ok with welfare, but it doesnt mean we shouldnt make people feel ashamed of themselves for taking it.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 11:24 AM
 
Location: #
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Why don't we just go ahead and legalize murder....seeing as how thats all abortion is, legalized murder!
That's not the point. The point is, once again, conservative politicians are wasting their time with legislation they know will not stand in the long run. This, in turn, wastes taxpayer money.

I am so sick and tired of hearing about how fiscally conservative Texas is. It's one of the biggest loads of crap I've ever heard.
 
Old 03-19-2011, 02:19 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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That's not the point. The point is, once again, conservative politicians are wasting their time with legislation they know will not stand in the long run. This, in turn, wastes taxpayer money.

I am so sick and tired of hearing about how fiscally conservative Texas is. It's one of the biggest loads of crap I've ever heard.
Haven't you heard? We are swimming in money. Why, I bet they will be hiring more teachers with all the excess money we have.

Wait - if we blow a wad of money defending this bill, we have less money for teachers, so we will have to let even more go. However, we will have forced more women to bear children, raising the number of kids to be educated. Something is not adding up.
 
Old 03-20-2011, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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There are plenty of people out there willing to adopt that child so that shoudlnt even be a concern. What I still don't understand, is with all of the contraceptives available today (many very very cheap), why we still have such a high rate of unwanted pregnancies.

Women need to learn to keep their legs closed and Men need to keep their zippers up.
The reason why people don't use contraceptives is because the TX legislature, in its infinite wisdom (), preaches that abstinence is the only way. Thus, many people are just not taught that they should have a condom on them at all times, just in case. Instead, they're taught that if they pray, they'll be able to resist temptation. Now tell two 18 year olds in the heat of passion to refrain by praying and see how far that gets you. The TX conservative people believe that young adults can control their hormones.

We all know they can't. Educate them and give them condoms and that would lower the pregnancy rate right there.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 02:38 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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The reason why people don't use contraceptives is because the TX legislature, in its infinite wisdom (), preaches that abstinence is the only way. Thus, many people are just not taught that they should have a condom on them at all times, just in case. Instead, they're taught that if they pray, they'll be able to resist temptation. Now tell two 18 year olds in the heat of passion to refrain by praying and see how far that gets you. The TX conservative people believe that young adults can control their hormones.

We all know they can't. Educate them and give them condoms and that would lower the pregnancy rate right there.
They are on the warpath against Family Planning, which lowers the need for abortion. Go figure.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 05:46 PM
 
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As a Bible-believing Christian, I am not opposed to abortion. It may not always be the best choice, but I do not equate it with murder. It is a private issue between a woman and her doctor. Texas has more serious problems to deal with than abortion.
 
Old 03-22-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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As a Bible-believing Christian, I am not opposed to abortion. It may not always be the best choice, but I do not equate it with murder. It is a private issue between a woman and her doctor. Texas has more serious problems to deal with than abortion.
You wouldn't think that if you look to see what they are focusing on instead.

Same goes for D.C. for nationally.
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