In response to: 'The GOP Wants to Take Women Back to the Back Alley'

Caveat emptor Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 10:17 PM
It's not ok to purposely kill the fetus, just to remove it. If it dies. Well God made a cruel if not evil world.
Cuban Peete Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 2:04 PM
Hoorah! You admit that in removing a fetus, the fetus "dies" in accordance with the nature in which we find ourselves. Thank you.
Robin311 Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 10:44 AM
The Constitution was written by human beings who had seen, in a practical context, what takes place when those in authority in the form of government become corrupted in heart and mind to the point that they willingly choose to misuse/abuse their power, resulting in tyranny.

Those same individuals who wrote our Constitution deliberate and intentionally made reference to God-given rights in our Constitution, because they had learned from experience that those who are consumed by a desire for power have no respect for the rights of individual human beings.
linda2822 Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 4:32 AM
That's all well and good if you believe in God, but belief in a deity has absolutely no effect on government that is supposed to be for ALL the people. Our laws were not developed to please a god. The Constitution was not written with a god in mind, much as you would like to believe that.
Robin311 Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 12:11 AM
It took me a while, but I began accepting those responsibilities. Now, I can actually look in the mirror and see things in the person that I am that I respect.

That's all I hope for where other women are concerned...that they can accept responsibility for their own choices, take control of their own lives, and respect the person they become.
Robin311 Wrote: Sep 02, 2012 12:09 AM
Caveat, I want to share something with you. I hope you read this. I used to be the kind of person who could be very easily deceived, so if there is one thing I know, it is the practical reality of what it means to be deceived.

If God had imposed His will upon us, we would all be perfect. There would be no choices to be made between good or evil, truth or lie, right or wrong, etc. Those choices would have been made for us by living in a sanitized environment of perfection where the potential for evil does not exist. That isn't what God did. He gave us the right to choose, but with that right comes responsibilities.

Robin311 Wrote: Sep 01, 2012 10:24 PM
If that is what you believe, then you have also been deceived in regards to the character of God. God is omnipotent, omnipresent, and omniscient. He could have easily have imposed His will over our own if He chosen to do so. He didn't. He created this world we live in and structured it in a such a way that human beings could choose of their own accord what kind of life they would live and who they would become, etc.

He did set parameters in regards to eternal consequences, and given His position as creator, that is His right to do so. We don't get to change those parameters. That isn't within our means to do.

This is getting ridiculous.

First, the DNC turns into a giant pro-choice rally. Now, is out with a disgusting, fear-mongering attack ad about how the GOP will take women back to the era of back-alley abortions. Not only is it utterly offensive and completely off-point from voters' concerns, it conflates Mitt Romney's personal position on the issue with the GOP platform, so it's misleading, too. 

Nevermind the moral debate about abortion -- although you can find a great perspective on the pro-life cause here --...