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U.S. Supreme Court takes up major challenge to abortion rights

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Nobody likes abortions. There are 3 realistic solutions to avoid abortions:

a) Massively subsidized long-term birth control actually saves the govt money. $800 cost to the state is much less than the $$thousands/month for a single mother to raise a child.

b) Morning-after pill, "Plan B", is $50.

c) RU-486 with medical consultation before the 11th week of pregnancy. No pricing available.

d) Abortion for as long as is safe to for the mother. Any hospital that accepts state or federal money should be required to perform abortions. Cost can be $0 - $1500.

e) Adoption commitments from all the people who are anti-abortion. Step up. Take care of the babies.

Life isn't always neat and planned. The last people who should be making these decisions are old men.

People who are anti-abortion and pro-death penalty are hypocrites. Same for pro-abortion and anti-death penalty people. Babies didn't do any thing wrong, but most people in line for the death penalty ARE guilty of heinous crimes. Forgiveness for proven murderers, but not for innocent babies?

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3 realistic? Clearly a typo ... er ... "5 realistic" is better. Got on a roll. Sorry. ;)

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P. SmithToday  07:26 am JST

@theFu: Spot on.

And better sex education in schools. Emphasize that if you can't feed 'em, don't breed 'em.

The anti-abortion crowd spreads the most insulting hysterical lies about what abortion really is and how it's done, and yes there's the 'my body' crowd as well.

Abortion was banned in Communist Romania, resulting in dead babies and fetuses in trash cans and dead moms. Do we really want that? I don't.

Note that with everything else going on in America like now (like a recent putzt attempt by a pack of fascists) there's this issue to wag around and get everybody's gums a-flapping and shouting again. The old diversionary trick and I am sick of it. First things first, idiots.

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The new abortion push is a solution to a problem that doesn’t really exist.

Old men and crazy religious fanatics telling a woman what she can and cannot do with her body.

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Too bad Republicans don't think that life continues after birth...

If the anti-abortion crowd actually was against abortion, they would be strong supporters of (real) sex education and birth control. But as we all know, the object of their activism has little to do with life, but only with subjugation of women.

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GdTokyoToday  07:44 am JST

The new abortion push is a solution to a problem that doesn’t really exist.

Old men and crazy religious fanatics telling a woman what she can and cannot do with her body.

It does exist but it's not a problem, it's an issue. Still, since women are the ones experiencing all the crazy funky biological/chemical internal changes during pregnancy, birth and afterwards (such as postnatal depression), we don't they ask the women about these issues? And of course there are the factors of the pregnancy being due to rape and/or incest which are hideous destructive crimes (or so I thought). i remember in the early 90s the 'conservative' fave Barbara Bush mentioning that. And what if the mother's life is endangered somehow?

I personally don't like abortion but these factors need to be looked at. And before we tackle the unborn issues, we need to tackle the issues concerning the born. And as long as the loudmouths spout off LIES like 'every year in America there are more abortions than deaths in the WW2 Holocaust' (yes, I heard a priest say that for real), nothing will ever get settled.

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Conservatives fighting to limit people’s rights as much as possible.

That’s not exactly true….

The Supreme Court has agreed to take a major abortion case from Mississippi over a ban on most abortions after 15 weeks next term.

We see them doing it with the right to vote,

No, everyone can vote as long as they do it legally and with an ID

The same people screaming they shouldn’t be forced to wear a mask because, “it’s my body!” Repugnant.

Actually not, dismembering a full term human and wearing a mask because it impedes on your breathing are two totally different situations.

The anti-abortion crowd spreads the most insulting hysterical lies about what abortion really is and how it's done, and yes there's the 'my body' crowd as well.

So basically you are implying the average person doesn’t have access to books or the internet? In other words only liberals are blessed with aces to these technologies? Interesting….

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Same for pro-abortion and anti-death penalty people. Babies didn't do any thing wrong, but most people in line for the death penalty ARE guilty of heinous crimes.

I completely agree with everything you said, except this part. Thinking about a 2 weeks-old fetus as a "baby" is not exactly scientifically honest. Of course a fetus didn't "do anything wrong", because it literally can't do anything. It's just an embryo. By week 4, it's still 0.04 inches at best. There's little wrong you can do when you're smaller than a grain of rice. You can't do any good either. You can't do anything because you barely exist.

As for the death penalty, I think Batman, of all people, said it best: "if you kill a killer, the number of killers in the world remains the same".

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Actually not, dismembering a full term human 

"Full-term" designates a 39 to 40 weeks-old baby.

Are you under the impression that there are a lot of abortions of 40 weeks-old babies? Where exactly did you get that information?

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Banning abortion doesn't stop it, it just makes it illegal and unsafe.

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The vast majority of abortions are not “late term,”

There should be none at all, only in extreme circumstances, that’s the point I was making

which you do emotionally described,

When it comes to dismembering a full-term child, yes.

so your analysis here is way off.

No, I watched how the procedure is done, no, it’s not way off, it’s traumatic and spot on.

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that’s the point I was making

No, that's not the point you were making. The point you were making is "doctors are dismembering full grown babies".

No, I watched how the procedure is done

Pray tell, where and when exactly did you watch abortions procedures? Are they a public event where you live?

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No, that's not the point you were making.

No, that’s EXACTLY the point I was making, I was specific.

Pray tell, where and when exactly did you watch abortions procedures?

Liberals are not the only ones with access to social media.

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Jsapc: No, that's not the point you were making. The point you were making is "doctors are dismembering full grown babies".

You're somewhat new here and we don't see a lot of abortion articles so I'll help you.

It's bass' opinion that nearly all abortions are babies that are taken to full term, and it's his opinion that the laws the GOP are trying to pass specifically relate to aborted babies at full term.

Use that lens to understand his comments. Hope that helps.

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