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Appalled at advice

May 25, 2013

In regard to George Lockett's letter "Way off base," which appeared in the May 19, 2013 edition of the Sun- Gazette, I was appalled at his advice to the letter writer to mend her wayward ways and......

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Tedeaux

May-25-13 3:15 AM

Exactly how many of the 3700 aborted children each day in America were conceived as the result of a rape or incest Ms. Bassett?

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mikekerstetter

May-25-13 3:56 AM

Tedeaux, I had the same thoughts.

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VinceKnauff

May-25-13 4:09 AM

I would say that keeping one's legs closed would be difficult to do in cases of rape and incest.

It works in every other instance, doesn't it? I guess that expecting a woman from refraining from sex so unwanted pregnancies do not occur is too much to ask of today's woman. I learn new rules from Liberals every day.

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VinceKnauff

May-25-13 4:14 AM

Doctor Gosnell is the reason why safe, legal abortions are necessary. If the laws guaranteeing safe, legal abortions were not in place, there would be more like him.

These laws are already in place, yet we have this monster. And we probably have lots more like him. Killing babies for a living has to have an effect on your moral values toward life, don't you think?

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Tgrammiex4

May-25-13 4:30 AM

It was my understanding that when a woman reports rape/incest they are offered the morning after pill at the hospital. Why wouldn't they take advantage of that and eliminate the need for an abortion?

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eriklatranyi

May-25-13 5:47 AM

Ms. Bassett is outraged over the exclusion of male responsibility.

So, the man should have a say if a woman is allowed to get an abortion, then?

Liberals...trying to have it both ways since the beginning of time.

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CHayes

May-25-13 6:00 AM

"So, the man should have a say if a woman is allowed to get an abortion, then?"

And women should have a say if you get a vasectomy, or any other medical procedure.

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Tgrammiex4

May-25-13 6:10 AM

CHayes, poor comparison. An abortion is final only for the baby( which is bad enough in itself) but it does not end a woman's ability to reproduce, as a vasectomy does end a man's ability to reproduce.Find a better example.

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Tgrammiex4

May-25-13 6:19 AM

Just a queation, what is the liberal view on fathers getting physical custody of children after divorce considering that in the past the courts usually lean toward placing the kids with the mother?

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Tgrammiex4

May-25-13 6:20 AM

question*

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CarlHiller

May-25-13 6:30 AM

" If the laws guaranteeing safe, legal abortions were not in place, there would be more like him." False, there are many more in the wings just like Gosnell. Next up, abortion practitioner Douglas Karpen, operator of two abortion clinics in the Houston area, is under investigation for twisting off the necks of babies with his bare hands. Karpen's disreputable history goes as far back as 1989. Those who can do the unspeakable to a human being inside the womb would have no moral qualms over doing the same thing outside the womb, whether newborn or elderly. The abortion culture has subjected the unborn to the interests of their mothers flights of pleasure. If the mother doesn't want her baby, an abortionist like Karpen or Gosnell feels no different about that baby before or after birth. This type of behavior will not stop until abortion is outlawed.

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sideliner

May-25-13 6:36 AM

"Keeping one's legs crossed " is inciting, derogatory, judgemental, takes in no consideration of underlying health issues, and offers no meaningful help or alternatives.

I'm reading all kinds of liberal bashing this morning, but if what I am reading is indicative of the overall conservative attitude, it is no small wonder they lost the last major election.

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sideliner

May-25-13 6:48 AM

Karpen's actions are illegal and outside of existing abortion laws. Carl, do you actually believe that outlawing abortion would stop unscrupulous doctors like him?

Let me ask you this: do you also believe that further gun control won't stop criminals who operate outside of the law anyways? Same idea here.

Making abortion illegal will not stop abortions. It will only increase deaths of mothers and late term risky procedures in unsanitary conditions and ignoring the real issues, including women's health.

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Bufftrev1

May-25-13 6:49 AM

'Self responsibility'.. like the ind

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Bufftrev1

May-25-13 6:49 AM

'Self responsibility'.. like the individual mandate?

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nobud74

May-25-13 6:53 AM

I agree with Ms. Bassett that the choice of words to keep one's legs closed is out of bounds. However, I do disagree about her statement that Dr. Gosnell is the reason we need legal abortion. Dr. Gosnell was part of the abortion process. While he made poor (to say the least) decisions with respect to how he performed abortions, he was working in a licensed setting. I would contend that Dr. Gosnell is nothing more than opportunistic and used his position to fatten his wallet at the expense of his customers. We can argue all day about abortion and should we have it in our society, but to imply that we don't have enough or cheap enough birth control is absurd. What we have is a failure by many to procure and use it and then when the inevitable happens they want a way out and they want someone to fix the problem. Once again, it all comes down to personal responsibility.

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CHayes

May-25-13 7:19 AM

If you think banning abortion is the only possible course of action in the face of the situation in Philadelphia, then I would have to ask what would be your reaction to Sandy Hook, and Aurora, and Columbine, and...

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Bufftrev1

May-25-13 7:55 AM

Excellent question, Chris..

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DavidBross

May-25-13 8:04 AM

Lockett's advice represented a rather immature point of view. It placed the burden of responsibility and changes in behavior all one a group of citizens(women) to which Lockett doesn't belong. It is always easy to see how others should think or act differently. Ourselves, not so much. On a related note, this tactic of blaming others for problems and demanding that they change is a common theme during political campaigns.

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spike2

May-25-13 8:05 AM

"I would say that keeping one's legs closed would be difficult to do in cases of rape and incest." No mention of men keeping their pants on. Maybe this is why everyone seems comfortable with "comfort women" overseas during war. Of course all the Dads were named "Joe". What about those children who were abandoned? Now I suppose some say they are alive. How do you think life is for them in Korea, Vietnam and other countries? Out of sight, out of mind. Dr. Gosnell has no more effect on my life than any other murderer. He was tried and convicted. Murder is murder. primary custody of children is in the past. Courts prefer shared custody today.

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DavidBross

May-25-13 8:06 AM

"one" should be "on"

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CMReeder

May-25-13 8:14 AM

This is a really good letter. Those who oppose abortion will never understand it.

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Tgrammiex4

May-25-13 8:17 AM

"If you think banning abortion is the only possible course of action in the face of the situation in Philadelphia, then I would have to ask what would be your reaction to Sandy Hook, and Aurora, and Columbine, and... " Chayes

Both topics show our society's lack of Value for Life....

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philunderwood

May-25-13 8:28 AM

With the availability of birth control methods and medications to prevent implantation of a fertilized egg, there really should be no reason for abortions unless there is a life threatening condition for the mother or baby. If a person chooses to be sexually active, they should be responsible enough to prevent pregnancy from occurring.

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Tedeaux

May-25-13 8:28 AM

Abortion became legal through a trumped up rape case that never actually happened. The case was manufactured to give an advantage to the pro- choice cause. I find it strange that 40 years and millions of aborted American children later that the left's best defense of legal abortion still centers around the case of rape and incest when we all know that pregnancy as a result of an actually rape is extremely rare. And left wingers refuse to acknowledge the massive numbers of children that are dying as a result of abortions that ARE NOT the result of rape or incest. When you can see that there is a problem, that is the first step of recovery!

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