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Roe v Wade, Forty Years After

lshort Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 9:02 AM
Well, this must mean that I am going to turn 40 this year, as Roe v. Wade and I were born in the same year. That has significance to me...not mystical significance, though, just a sign that I'm getting old. Boo hoo.
scox Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 11:54 AM
Another deluded narcissist, are we?
lshort Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 12:48 PM
No, just tired of seeing the very important and complex issue of abortion reduced to cutesy sound bytes. So I thought I'd chime right in with the cutesiness too. :)
annfan_777 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 11:24 AM
I'm sure as a card carrying liberal dunce, nothing has any spiritual significance to you.
lshort Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 11:39 AM
Probably not in the way you mean it, no. Also, I'm not a liberal. Nor a dunce, since you bring it up. :) If you're actually interested, my feelings about abortion and related issues are complex both intellectually and emotionally, and it's an issue I've often contemplated since it first was something I really knew anything about (somewhere in my early to middle teens). To me, it isn't black and white, though I know it is for some people. (of course, if you're not interested, feel free to skip over all this verbiage and ignore me from here on out)
annfan_777 Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 11:52 AM
In other words, you're a moral coward who can't decide if it's wrong or right to slaughter innocent babies in cold blood.
lshort Wrote: Jan 14, 2013 1:42 PM
Disagreeing with you--though honestly I don't yet know if we do disagree entirely or not, as it's hard for me to tell from your dramatic hyperbole what your exact feelings about abortion truly are--doesn't make me a moral coward. Refusing to consider the issue deeply and allow my feelings to be engaged would make me a moral coward, but I haven't done that, so I'm not one. I don't lack a deeply considered opinion about abortion--my opinion is just very complex and unable to be reduced to a convenient sound byte. I'm happy to answer specific questions about if if you have any, though. :)

The number forty has great significance in the Bible.

Perhaps best known is the forty years that the Israelites were condemned to wander in the desert before being permitted entry into the Promised Land.

Maybe this mystical quantity will bear significance as we note, this month, the fortieth year since the Roe v Wade decision legalized abortion in America.

Forty years we have lived with the silent, and sometimes not so silent, holocaust in our midst as the lives of 55 million innocent and unborn children have been killed, plucked from their journey to enter this world.

Who were they? Who...