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The wrong approach

July 25, 2013

On July 14, the Sun-Gazette ran an article on an endangered fish, the Rio Grande silvery minnows, found in isolated pools in the riverbed near Socorro, N.....

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USABorn

Jul-26-13 4:16 AM

"It would save the eventual guilt that many of these young girls will feel later in their lives, after abortions."

I had a relative that had an abortion at 16. Years later when she had her first child, the guilt was almost unbearable. A young girl simply does not realize the seriousness of what she is doing when aborting a baby. She had 4 children, but spent the rest of her life feeling guilty about the one she aborted. She finally got peace when she died of cancer in her 50's.

I have seen women in interviews that had abortions in their 20's, that felt much the same.

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USABorn

Jul-26-13 4:10 AM

nobud74 - 7:26 AM

"We are only making things worse when we close off access to free birth control."

nobud.....what makes you think that only poor people have abortions? In my lifetime, I have known about a dozen girls that had abortions....everyone of them came from an upper-middle class home, a couple from the "best" families.

I am not in agreement with abortion, especially after the 1st trimester. HOWEVER, many schools across the country are furnishing birth control to their students as young as 11. Rather then giving money to Planned Parenthood, perhaps it should be used to funish birth control to schools. And the morning after pill also.

This would save thousands of abortions every month that we all wish wasn't happening. It would save the eventual guilt that many of these young girls will feel later in their lives, after abortions.

I wish having birth control pills handed out to young girls wasn't necessary.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jul-25-13 8:18 PM

"Because perception (in T-Baggerland) is more-important than Reality."--MrShaman

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You just heard (or for you "herd") it here first. It's called Cruz Country. Aren't you glad he got elected. He is doing a great job.

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WKnapp

Jul-25-13 4:43 PM

ToTEXASfromPA

Jul-25-13 6:54 AM

Two of the three clinics didn't even provide abortions, they only provided reproductive and health services to women. So if none of the taxpayers monies go to fund abortions, why did two clinics close that don't do abortions? It is because of the "combined impacts", according to Planned Parenthood's own words.

Weren't the instructions from the agitator-in-chief to make the sequester as uncomfortable as possible? To cut, as much as possible, useful and popular programs, to make people as angry as possible, maybe even instigate some protests and other forms of unrest? The purpose for all this? Why, to blame the "evil Republicans who did this to you!" There are always places to reduce spending that would go virtually unnoticed, but the administration doesn't want that!

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KrazyK

Jul-25-13 12:59 PM

God will not bless America or the planet until Obama changes his view on abortion. Some dinosaurs ate their young and God hurled an asteroid at them. We are doomed.

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MrShaman

Jul-25-13 9:26 AM

"Abortion seems to be America's first choice in birth control!" - Tedeaux

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...IF you readily buy-into the faith-based rhetoric....which isn't ALWAYS a good idea....

Exodus 21:15 * Proverbs 20:20 * Leviticus 20:9

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MrShaman

Jul-25-13 9:16 AM

"One side is so caught up in religious fervor and the other is so caught up in socialist fervor..." - nobud74

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So...you consider it "socialist fervor", when Pro-Choice folks try to emphasize...children can EASILY end-up in abusive-situations, when their Mothers are forced to carry-to-term??

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Tedeaux

Jul-25-13 9:02 AM

1,500,000 abortions are performed per year on average in America. That is more Americans dying at the hands of abortion doctors than have been killed in all of the wars America has ever fought in! Abortion seems to be America's first choice in birth control!

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MrShaman

Jul-25-13 8:58 AM

"The right really does believe their own lies." - CMReeder

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...While (at the same time), those who DON'T believe (those lies) still feel a sense of security...within that herd.

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wwhickok

Jul-25-13 8:41 AM

Are minnow's more important that human beings? Is this the question the author is posing?

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MrShaman

Jul-25-13 8:36 AM

"In a July 18 press release Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast announced that three affiliates of its Houston clinic in Bryan, Lufkin and Huntsville Texas will close due to “the combined impact of years of budget cuts to women's health care services and the dismantling of the successful Women's Health Program.”"

"This week, the absence of state funds and the excessive cost burdens imposed by the new law sealed the fates of three clinics in Bryan, Huntsville and Lufkin. Of the three facilities set to close, only Bryan provides abortions."

Two of the three clinics didn't even provide abortions, they only provided reproductive and health services to women. So if none of the taxpayers monies go to fund abortions, why did two clinics close that don't do abortions?" - ToTEXASfromPA

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Because perception (in T-Baggerland) is more-important than Reality.

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nobud74

Jul-25-13 8:26 AM

Chuck, the problem with your sarcasm is that we cannot legislate responsible se xual behavior, nor should we try. So, the cheapest alternative is to provide free birth control and free advice. To that end, if Planned Parenthood is a good provider, then let it be funded by taxpayer. God knows we waste tons of money elsewhere, why not give this a fighting chance? But, if they wish to provide abortions, there needs to be a paper trail that shows the procedure was not funded by taxpayer money, but was paid for by the patient. Sadly, we will never get reasoned discussion on the matter. One side is so caught up in religious fervor and the other is so caught up in socialist fervor that we will just continue the throwing of barbs ad nauseam. All the while the ever expanding bill to the taxpayer to pay for children born into situations where they have so little chance for success continues unabated.

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CMReeder

Jul-25-13 8:16 AM

You have people who see 'birth control' as killing babies. It isn't free because I am paying for it out my pocket for someone who can not keep it in their pants and their legs together. They should not be allowed to have sex period, unless they are married and employed.

Of course that is what others say.

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nobud74

Jul-25-13 7:26 AM

We are only making things worse when we close off access to free birth control. When there is free birth control there is no excuse for pregnancy. If there is no excuse for pregnancy there is no reason the taxpayer should fund your children. Birth control is so much cheaper and effective than having millions of children born into lives where their chances of success are dismal at best. These same children will produce more in the same mess and all of these will have a higher rate of incarceration. Why is it so hard for people to see?

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rick424

Jul-25-13 7:17 AM

Oh brother, this is classic.

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CMReeder

Jul-25-13 7:13 AM

The right really does believe their own lies.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Jul-25-13 6:54 AM

"In a July 18 press release Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast announced that three affiliates of its Houston clinic in Bryan, Lufkin and Huntsville Texas will close due to “the combined impact of years of budget cuts to women's health care services and the dismantling of the successful Women's Health Program.”"

"This week, the absence of state funds and the excessive cost burdens imposed by the new law sealed the fates of three clinics in Bryan, Huntsville and Lufkin. Of the three facilities set to close, only Bryan provides abortions."

Two of the three clinics didn't even provide abortions, they only provided reproductive and health services to women. So if none of the taxpayers monies go to fund abortions, why did two clinics close that don't do abortions? It is because of the "combined impacts", according to Planned Parenthood's own words.

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MrShaman

Jul-25-13 6:02 AM

"The article also states the U.S. government has spent more than $150 million dollars, in the last decade, trying to save the minnow.

This same government has spent a million times this amount to kill human beings, babies, through abortion." - Violet Rogers

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IS there such a thing as an antidote/vaccine against conspiracy-overdose...'cause this writer's obviously/badly in-need!!

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