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Chopp and Gregoire conspiring to reinstate I-747, and otherwise pissing away the majority last time, completely turned me off from supporting dems in this state with money or time.
Until Chopp is gone, nothing good is coming out of Olympia.
@3, miss her how? In the state legislature? In your dreams. Nicastro would be a party of one in Olympia, if she could ever get elected there (which is doubtful), and parties of one have never accomplished anything in the history of democracy. Get real.
Here is an article which goes into detail about it:
The lack (or outright lies and denials by some) of sex & reproductive health education in this country is what's tragic.
Abortions are merely an outcome of that tragedy.
Abortions are the cart, not the horse.
Nicastro was never in the Washington State Legislature.
Women whose lives were saved by abortion services may disagree with you describing the service as "tragic."
Tragedy is forcing women to bring unwanted children into the world, the suffering both individuals (and society as a whole), and the actual women who have died because of the forced birth movement.
We're doing the Republican's job for them.
Fuck if I am going to waste my time and money helping them.
Oh, and fathers (I assume you were referring to males) certainly do have "skin in the game."
Sometimes the circumstances surrounding an abortion are tragic (rape, for instance, or the sad discovery that a dearly-wanted pregnancy would result in a deformed or terminally ill child or mother) but the way we've camped up a simple surgical procedure is just ridiculous.
And no, Raindrip, the fathers don't have "skin in the game". They're not the ones who are pregnant. Until we can figure a way to transfer the clump of cells to dear old dad to carry to term, they need to hush.
To me, many conservative "pro-lifers" make reproductive choices that are immoral. They treat children like chits --have as many as possible to produce more Christians-- or like punishments -- you had sex, you slut, and sex should have consequences. They engage in casual, go-with-the-flow childbearing--hey! I'm pregnant (because my pills ran out or my abstinence slipped) and even though I have no money or time and my marriage is on the rocks I'm going to call it a blessing. Some people think casual sex is a sin. I think casual childbearing is a sin.
What I am saying is that my moral values are in direct opposition to the moral framework of Hobby Lobby's Green family owners and people of similar persuasion. As a society we have not converged around a set of ethical principles about childbearing. That is why we should not be able to impose on each other our own framework.
Similarly, I may not determine what you choose to hold as a bedrock spiritual belief, nor may you impose your standards upon me.
You may determine who you hold dear as family, as may I.
The problem is when any government at any level imposes upon either of us an obligation to pay for the choices of others that violate our own convictions of conscience.
True acceptance of diversity means we must tolerate in one another convictions we find not merely repugnant but beyond horrific. That does not mean we ought to allow our government to compel either of us to subsidize practices by others that we regard as literally damnable.
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And certainly not by Bishops whose church has continually over the past 50 years in America abdicated, by its behavior, any moral authority it claims to have. By the way, the five Supreme Court justices who voted in favor of Hobby Lobby are all Catholics.