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    American Left and Right

    You got the first part right - "they feel they have to toe the party line", which is a flagrant violation of their oath of office. But instead of dealing with that directly you create a diversion by alluding to "democrats/those on the left", some unidentified people you claim are doing the same...
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    American Left and Right

    Notice how easily this discussion devolves into typical political nonsense as soon as "right" or "left" are mentioned as some kind of reality rather than the empty stereotypes they are?
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    What happend to morality?

    Like a few others here, I am opposed to abortion as a birth control method. If our nonlethal birth control methods do not prevent unwanted pregnancies then we must be doing something wrong as a society. Obviously we are doing something wrong. People often cite a lack of strong moral values as...
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    What happend to morality?

    Under my law the woman couldn't be forced to make an abortion request. Without a pre-sex agreement to the contrary the man would be required to provide child support if the woman chose to give birth. Pretty much the way it should be now. The law would already state they will share the cost...
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    American Left and Right

    This is exactly the kind of argument I am objecting to. It's an over-generalized conclusion about motive based entirely on two stereotypes: stereotypical "democrat", and "right/conservative". It's important to recognize we do have a problem with partisan politics, but we have to stop relying on...
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    What happend to morality?

    Not to go religious here, but maybe a practical, secular, application of the King Soloman approach would help. There appears to be irreconcilable differences in two fundamental beliefs: One - whether the thing growing in the womb is a human being; and Two - whether anyone should have the right...
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    What happend to morality?

    There is no shortage of moral values in this country. It's what people are always fighting for. What we are lacking is a moral standard.
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    What happend to morality?

    Every issue in America is thorny in today's political climate. :) In every unwanted pregnancy a man was directly involved. To me, this means the man bears some responsibility for the consequences. But responsibility without rights is like taxation without representation - it only leads to trouble.
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    What happend to morality?

    You are entitled to believe life begins at conception. This cannot be proven or disproven. I would avoid appeals to science, though. This only brings up arguments about zygotes, embryos, fetuses, viability, and other things for which there is no authority to make a determination. Others will...
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    What happend to morality?

    Both interesting and depressing watching how we behave like rats as we overpopulate the world.
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    What happend to morality?

    What about the father? Should he have any obligations or any rights concerning the decision to abort or to give birth to his offspring?
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    Percentage Of AB's in the general population???

    The theory I accept effectively accounts for these things. Various things in our early childhood can become sexual themes later in life. It sounds Freudian but is actually more biology than Freudian psychology.
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    American Left and Right

    Not a problem. We all get to choose these things for ourselves. You and I agreed reliable information could possibly change that; no guarantees, just possibilities.
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    American Left and Right

    Panic culture?
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    American Left and Right

    Very interesting articles. Thanks! The rural/urban split does give a real world basis for some of our opinions and biases, and this could help clarify some issues, but the split still exists, and these articles themselves could not avoid referencing left/right or liberal/conservative...
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