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Abortion Strips A Woman’s Free Choice

Henry159 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 11:27 PM
Actually, this is not the case. In extremely early gestation, in the case of "test tube" fertilization, embryos are frozen and kept in case earlier implantation into the mother's womb are unsuccessful. Most of the time, the implantation works, leaving embryos in waiting. In these cases the choice of some of these mothers is life for the embryos, leading to the adoption process beginning. A friend of mine adopted several of these embryos, two of which successfully thawed and were implanted into her womb. One survived to term and is now a toddler. Before this adoption, though, the couple had contact with a birth mother who indeed had changed her mind. It is indeed "relevant."
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Abortion Strips A Woman’s Free Choice

Henry159 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:44 PM
It is not without reason that you have chosen the user name "SpaceVegetable." I am sorry, Ms S.V., but you make about as much sense with your arguments as does an alien from space or perhaps an institutionalized person who thinks that she really IS a vegetable. Your definition of "life" is far from scientific, to say the least.
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Abortion Strips A Woman’s Free Choice

Henry159 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 10:28 PM
Every one is free to believe what they will -- wherever they may be. That you choose not to believe only confirms that you are among those who will suffer from the consequences of your sin. You have admitted that you had your growing baby aborted because you were "strong enough" to make such as decision. To you, you did nothing wrong because you choose what is right. Your only hope is that you will be changed by a power that is not your own. That is my prayer for you.
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Kids Write Obama on Abortion

Henry159 Wrote: Jan 24, 2013 9:33 PM
Mike, I only wish it were true that such letters actually did get written AND make it through to the president. However, unless your readers are used to your brand of satire, a re-wording of actual letters publicly available about gun violence should not be presented in a column like this. Judging from some of the comments, some of your readers did "get it." I would much rather conservative columnists use the truth -- or at least reveal their satire in some way that is obvious. What you have to say is important, so please do not defile the truth with untagged satire. A simple "what if" would have made the same point. As it is, you didn't even change the names of the children.
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Too Expensive to Die

Henry159 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 3:07 PM
Was this sarcasm? And if not, who did the "Loyal Democrat" hope to influence?
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Too Expensive to Die

Henry159 Wrote: Jan 03, 2013 2:58 PM
Sorry, Jeanette, but that factoid is not even close to the subject at hand.
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Christmas in an Anti-Christian Age

Henry159 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 11:10 PM
Point of fact: Christopher Hitchens died, so our prayers probably will not do him any good. If we Christians are right, the man now knows it. We must ask ourselves if our lives are making a difference in the world while God lets us serve Him here.
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To Hell With Charity? (Part 2 of 2)

Henry159 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 10:31 PM
The point has been made earlier that only middle class home owners (or above) need worry at all about this. If you are a renter your only substantial deductions are going to be auto and state income taxes. Given the average household income of just short of $70,000, itemizing deductions probably would not be a way to save on taxes due. The standard deduction is $11,900, which is 17% of that. Given that the average charitable giving is around 3.2%, that would mean mighty high state and local taxes to make up the gap. Bottom line, give because it is the right thing to do and take the standard deduction unless you own a home.
Sorry, John, but the petitions are from people just like you and me. The fact that they are on the government's website only means that it is open to "we the people." Any petition is allowed, within reason I'm sure, just like democracy (1st Amendment) should work. What we have not seen is any of the promised "responses" to petitions with 25,000 signatures.
First, all conservatives are not religious conservatives. Second, the "basic math" in question is the concepts of math, not physics. In other words, how the economy works -- you can't spend more than you make, and if you do, you need to pay the loan off. Now, to your points: 1. The speed of light is affected by gravity. If the universe was created all in one place and then spread out, time would be different at the point where it was created (more gravity = slower "time") 2. The boat had a large window across the top level all around. Only land animals were included and speciation since that time has been rapid. Related species (lion and tiger, for instance) that can mate would have needed two of the species from which they came.
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Not Enough Dead Jews

Henry159 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 2:33 PM
I wonder about your "pastorial" user name. I am sure you meant "pastoral" but then spelling is not a strong suit on these boards. Apparently you think yourself a leader of the sheep. Hmm... Anyway, the instructions were not to execute just any "non-Jews" but those inhabiting the land who had defiled it with their abhorrent behavior over a course of over 400 years. The action by the Jews was an act of Judgement foreshadowing the Final Judgement. They had been warned, and had been given plenty of time to repent. And so it is in all eras of history.
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