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Anti-abortion movement in U.S. making big play to thwart citizen initiatives on reproductive rights

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By CHRISTINE FERNANDO

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I'm personally against all invasive procedures on physically healthy people.

That includes abortions, injections, removal of gender organs and even circumcision.

Basically the scalpel should never be used on a healthy person.

The original Hippocratic oath actual had that provision in it.

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Life is sacred.

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These religious fanatics are the best thing that came along for the Democrats. Whenever they try to restrict women's right to bodily self-autonomy, democracy springs into action and defends their human rights.

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Ask them if life begins at conception - and they all scream "Yes!"....

Ask them if any abortion beyond conception is "killing babies" and they howl "of course!"....

Then ask them why their Orange Oracle is OK with murdering children until the 15th week....and they have brain freeze...

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These religious fanatics are the best thing that came along for the Democrats.

Not a bigger issue than the economy, immigration or crime, so if the Dems want to use this going into November, go for it.

Whenever they try to restrict women's right to bodily self-autonomy, democracy springs into action and defends their human rights.

When it comes to killing babies or putting food on your table, food always win, this is why the Dems continue to get blown out the water.

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A woman's right to choose what happens to her body is sacred.

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bass4funkToday  08:05 am JST

These religious fanatics are the best thing that came along for the Democrats. 

Not a bigger issue than the economy, immigration or crime, so if the Dems want to use this going into November, go for it.

Whenever they try to restrict women's right to bodily self-autonomy, democracy springs into action and defends their human rights.

When it comes to killing babies or putting food on your table, food always win, this is why the Dems continue to get blown out the water.

The majority of voters are not actually going hungry, despite Republican hatred of safety nets. Meanwhile a forced pregnancy could very well put you into destitution.

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the issue that's going make trump and republicans lose big.

the position criminalizing abortions for rape, incest and embryos that will never come to term is abhorrent.

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When it comes to killing babies or putting food on your table, food always win, this is why the Dems continue to get blown out the water.

Does life begin at conception?

Do you agree with far-right court decisions that a fertilized egg is a "person"?

Is any abortion after conception "murdering babies"?

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”Let the voters decide”

Ok then:

“Voters have either enshrined abortion rights or turned back attempts to restrict it in all seven states where the question has been on the ballot since 2022.”

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The majority of voters are not actually going hungry, despite Republican hatred of safety nets.

Beg to differ.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/realestate/americans-are-very-worried-about-food-and-housing-costs/ar-BB1hkb6H#:~:text=More%20than%2090%20percent%20of%20Americans%20say%20they,than%2030%20percent%20say%20the%20economy%20is%20poor.

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2023/10/26/1208760054/food-insecurity-families-struggle-hunger-poverty

Meanwhile a forced pregnancy could very well put you into destitution.

Not nearly or remotely close to being able to put food on the table

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the issue that's going make trump and republicans lose big.

Yes, that’s why they’re not touching it, they’ll focus on the issues that are concerning to most Americans and that is not abortion

the position criminalizing abortions for rape, incest and embryos that will never come to term is abhorrent.

The Republicans will let the Dems have that one issue, won’t help Biden, but I understand they need something to clutch.

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bass4funkToday  09:09 am JST

the issue that's going make trump and republicans lose big.

Yes, that’s why they’re not touching

Too late now. Bodily autonomy taken away from 1/2 the population and they’re not forgetting it whether Don the con touches it or not.

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the issue that's going make trump and republicans lose big.

Yes, that’s why they’re not touching it, 

You're certainly "not touching" the questions below....

Does life begin at conception?

Do you agree with far-right court decisions that a fertilized egg is a "person"?

Is any abortion after conception "murdering babies"?

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Too late now. Bodily autonomy taken away from 1/2 the population and they’re not forgetting it whether Don the con touches it or not.

They don’t have to forget it, we know they won’t and neither will we.

https://www.realclearpolling.com/maps/president/2024/no-toss-up/electoral-college

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can you imagine listening to trump say that the democrats want to kill babies after they’re born? and seeing some of the cult cheer? and then people started streaming out as he continued on with more nonsense. a convicted fraudster continues his fraudulent ways.

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Hello can you imagine listening to trump say that the democrats want to kill babies after they’re born? and seeing some of the cult cheer? and then people started streaming out as he continued on with more nonsense. a convicted fraudster continues his fraudulent ways.

no worries, he’s not going to touch the issue

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no worries, he’s not going to touch the issue

Just like he wasn't going to touch abortion...

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Hello can you imagine listening to trump say that the democrats want to kill babies after they’re born? and seeing some of the cult cheer? and then people started streaming out as he continued on with more nonsense. a convicted fraudster continues his fraudulent ways.

no worries, he’s not going to touch the issue

So what will Trump say at the upcoming debate when he's asked; "Does life begin at conception"?

Does he say yes, and do a 180 flip again on his support for abortion?

Or does he say no, he's for allowing the killing of babies until the 15th week?

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More importantly, what will Biden say when asked about crime, economy, the border and illegals?

Crime - lowest levels ever.

Economy- highest stock market ever

Border - Republican blocked bipartisan legislation, Biden had to rely on executive orders to get around Republican obstruction of the issue.

Electric boat motors and sharks - not much, someone else knows more than anybody about these topics, and Biden is woefully unprepared to speak of electric boat motors and sharks.

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Oh and lets not forget:

Being a convicted felon - Joe won't have any experiences to draw on from that. But I bet he'll still have a LOT to say about it!

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Organized religion disgusts me. Islam, Christianity, and all the others (especially the one in this story) are about controlling people. I'll have my own little beliefs and just try to be a decent guy. I don't need a crowd of people making me do stuff. Worship on your own lawn.

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Being a convicted felon - Joe won't have any experiences to draw on from that. But I bet he'll still have a LOT to say about it!

He is an admitted plagiarizer so it will be interesting to hear what he says.

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Crime - lowest levels ever.

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/restoring-america/fairness-justice/2953562/bad-data-from-the-fbi-mislead-about-crime/

Economy- highest stock market ever

https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2024/05/23/views-of-the-nations-economy-may-2024/

Border - Republican blocked bipartisan legislation, Biden had to rely on executive orders to get around Republican obstruction of the issue.

Where there was no money for the wall and not to mention the BPA are not even allowed to do their jobs of stopping illegals

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/no-new-border-wall-in-proposed-dhs-spending-bill/ar-BB1knq1o

So other than abortion, the Dems are screwed.

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Being a convicted felon -

Happy to vote for the felon. ;)

Joe won't have any experiences to draw on from that.

Yes, that and 50 years of video footage to show for it.

But I bet he'll still have a LOT to say about it!

Corn Pop.

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All women must have the right to control their own bodies.....End Of...........The fact that these old men claim it is their right to dictate what they want is just sooooooo creepy. They want us back in the kitchen, doing the house work, and bowing and scraping to them, is all they want, they want complete control over all women......Well, they can all.......*****

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Happy to vote for the felon. ;)

Of course. No one ever thought MAGA would change their opinion on Trump because he was convicted. But they still each only get one vote, and MAGA is only about 30% of the electorate.

How many of the independents will be willing to vote for a convicted felon do you think? Do you think it's 100%?

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So other than abortion, the Dems are screwed.

Huh? Biden already beat Trump.

And Trump has only banned abortion since.

Republicans were screwed when they went with Trump again, then they were even more screwed when they banned abortion.

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Huh? Biden already beat Trump.

In your imagination??

And Trump has only banned abortion since.

Trump can’t ban anything. It’s a states issue

Republicans were screwed when they went with Trump again,

Last year it was bad, but they learned to lesson

then they were even more screwed when they banned abortion.

And that is why this year they’re not going to push the issue, the Democrats can push it, that’s the only thing that they have, so that helps Trump.

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Trump can’t ban anything. It’s a states issue

He already did ban it, and took credit for it.

I guess they don't tell you that on Fox (Fox lies you know). But the independents will see it on other networks.

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that is why this year they’re not going to push the issue, the Democrats can push it

And they will. Hard.

It's won on every single ballot. Every one.

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Of course.

Yes.

No one ever thought MAGA would change their opinion on Trump because he was convicted. But they still each only get one vote, and MAGA is only about 30% of the electorate.

Not sure what you are whiffing there, but it’s way, out there. Lol

This is why the Dems continue to fall behind

How many of the independents will be willing to vote for a convicted felon do you think? Do you think it's 100%?

I can’t read minds, who knows?

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All women must have the right to control their own bodies.....End Of...........The fact that these old men claim it is their right to dictate what they want is just sooooooo creepy.

Ok, so what about the life of the baby? Does it have the right to exist? just because you’re a mother doesn’t mean you can kill it? Its life is not important?

Indeed - what about the life of the baby?

Trump supports killing the baby all the way through the 15th week...

https://apnews.com/article/trump-abortion-ban-15-weeks-91a9e0ce87d11dff0fa761f327bd0566

Why is he supporting murdering children?

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bass4funk

Being a convicted felon -

> Happy to vote for the felon. ;)

You would never have said that before Trump's first conviction.

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I can’t read minds, who knows?

Oh, I was just making fun of the idea that Trump can win without the independents, and that somehow they are going to miss that he is an extremist who banned abortion.

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bass4funkToday 12:11 pm JST

Border - Republican blocked bipartisan legislation, Biden had to rely on executive orders to get around Republican obstruction of the issue.

Where there was no money for the wall and not to mention the BPA are not even allowed to do their jobs of stopping illegals

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/no-new-border-wall-in-proposed-dhs-spending-bill/ar-BB1knq1o

There was money for judges which is even more effective than a wall. Also now you will have no money and no law changes. 60 votes to happen exactly never.

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All women must have the right to control their own bodies

The pro-life don't have any issue with what a woman does with her own body. What they oppose is the destruction (murder) of the fetus' body.

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Raw BeerToday 01:27 pm JST

All women must have the right to control their own bodies

The pro-life don't have any issue with what a woman does with her own body. What they oppose is the destruction (murder) of the fetus' body.

And as soon as you can remove that baby with zero medical impact on the woman, that would be valid position to have. Until then, hosts come before parasites.

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And as soon as you can remove that baby with zero medical impact on the woman, that would be valid position to have. Until then, hosts come before parasites.

Considering some people consider a baby or fetus as a parasite, I'm not surprised they are pro-abortion.

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No mention of anti-abortionists in rape and incest cases.

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A fetus does not become a baby until birth and survives on its organs.

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