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    Re: Man accused of killing abortion doc says he's being 'treated like a criminal'

    Goshin, your personal story is a valid and respectable one, however...

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I had no intention of having children anytime soon when I found out my wife was pregnant
    Do you suppose every woman that puts a child up for adoption "intended" to get pregnant in the first place? Do you suppose every woman that chooses to have an abortion "intended" to get pregnant in the first place?

    There must be choices for those who find themselves with an unwanted pregnancy. Forcing women to carry an unwanted child to term is unconscionable. Expecting women to properly raise and care for an unwanted child is ludicrous. Condemning the LEGAL choices of others who find themselves in the same situation you did is hypocritical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    In addition to not being able to come up with $40,000 in legal fees and other costs, there is another reason I haven't tried to adopt: Single Parent Adoption -
    That's a cop out. If you REALLY wanted to adopt a child, you'd find a way.

    Here's a question - do you support gay adoptions?

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    Re: Man accused of killing abortion doc says he's being 'treated like a criminal'

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Goshin, your personal story is a valid and respectable one, however...
    Thank you. May I take that as a retraction of the charge of hypocracy?



    Do you suppose every woman that puts a child up for adoption "intended" to get pregnant in the first place? Do you suppose every woman that chooses to have an abortion "intended" to get pregnant in the first place?
    Of course not, and that is my point. Instead of avoiding my responsibility by talking my then-wife into an abortion, I accepted it and did what I had to do. I had a responsibility and I fulfilled it. I did this despite being poor and in debt and without a spouse to help me past the second year. Child support? Hah, yeah she buys him some clothes once in a while.

    So how is my story so different from that of a woman alone with an unwanted pregnancy? I didn't have to endure 9 months of sharing my body, this is true...instead I am sharing my life, my income, my home and everything else for at least 18 years (probably longer).

    I think I have earned the right, by these sacrifices, to be a little critical of those who choose abortion instead of life.

    There must be choices for those who find themselves with an unwanted pregnancy. Forcing women to carry an unwanted child to term is unconscionable. Expecting women to properly raise and care for an unwanted child is ludicrous. Condemning the LEGAL choices of others who find themselves in the same situation you did is hypocritical.

    Ah, we're back to charges of hypocracy again. I expected my SELF to raise and care for a child who was originally unexpected and "unwanted". I think that calling for others to do the same is not hypocracy at all. It might be a tad too optimistic, but not hypocritical.

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    Re: Man accused of killing abortion doc says he's being 'treated like a criminal'

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    That's a cop out. If you REALLY wanted to adopt a child, you'd find a way.

    Here's a question - do you support gay adoptions?
    I'll admit that adopting hasn't been a priority up to now. I already have a child, for one thing, and supporting him properly by myself is sufficiently taxing in time and money at the moment.

    The notion of adopting is something I have only thought about in the past year. I am frankly unsure that I have any intrest in re-marrying, yet I'd like to have more children. My first inquiries into adopting as a single father were discouraging, regarding both the money involved and the still-remaining bias against single men adopting.

    To come up with 40 grand I'd have to go into debt. Debts must be repaid. This would cut into my ability to support the child I adopted for at least a decade after my assumption of that debt. This is worth considering as it bears on the child's well-being. If adoption in this country were easier and cheaper it might have a salutary effect on adoption as an alternative to abortion.

    Despite all this, I may still try to adopt, when my son is older and closer to being self-sufficient. I have enough time left to raise another kid, or set of kids, before I'm too old to cope with it I think.

    Regarding gay adoption, I haven't made up my mind on that one yet. There was a thread on the subject where I very honestly said that the idea made me uneasy, and I wondered if there had been sufficient study done on certain relevant implications. My opinion is not set in stone on the matter; I am open to being persuaded one way or the other. At present I'd have to say I have no solid opinion on it.


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    Re: Man accused of killing abortion doc says he's being 'treated like a criminal'

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Of course not, and that is my point. Instead of avoiding my responsibility by talking my then-wife into an abortion, I accepted it and did what I had to do. I had a responsibility and I fulfilled it. I did this despite being poor and in debt and without a spouse to help me past the second year.

    So how is my story so different from that of a woman alone with an unwanted pregnancy?
    Not everyone in the world has the wherewithal to do what you did in the same situation, nor the education, resources, dedication, determination, etc. While your actions in this case are to be lauded, expecting all others to "rise to the occasion" as you did is an irrational and foolish expectation.

    Who suffers when such expectations are not met? The child does. Every time.

    Is it not better to give a woman the right to choose NOT to bring an unwanted child into the world that others don't have the money (or the desire, or the resources, etc.) to adopt? Is dumping even more unwanted children into the desperately broken foster-care program (which, in far too many cases, produces desperately broken humans) a good thing?

    I think I have earned the right, by these sacrifices, to be a little critical of those who choose abortion instead of life.
    You can be critical. But when/if you vote/work to deny others the choices you also had with an unwanted pregnancy, your actions become hypocritical.

    Re: gay adoption... IMO, if you would outlaw abortions, you cannot, in all good consciousness, deny gay adoptions.
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    Re: Man accused of killing abortion doc says he's being 'treated like a criminal'

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Is it not better to give a woman the right to choose NOT to bring an unwanted child into the world that others don't have the money (or the desire, or the resources, etc.) to adopt? Is dumping even more unwanted children into the desperately broken foster-care program (which, in far too many cases, produces desperately broken humans) a good thing?
    You know, you can be on either side of the issue and still understand how gruesome the road this kind of thinking may lead you down.

    Why should this choice end at birth, if this is the justification for it?
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    Re: Man accused of killing abortion doc says he's being 'treated like a criminal'

    Quote Originally Posted by Glinda View Post
    Not everyone in the world has the wherewithal to do what you did in the same situation, nor the education, resources, dedication, determination, etc. While your actions in this case are to be lauded, expecting all others to "rise to the occasion" as you did is an irrational and foolish expectation.
    Thank you. However, I don't think I had much in the way of resources that most people don't have, other than perhaps the simple determination that I would do whatever was necessary to fulfill my responsibility to an innocent life that my actions created.

    Who suffers when such expectations are not met? The child does. Every time
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    Yes, it is so. In my beliefs, the not-yet-born are human too, and their suffering the loss of life from abortion is significant also.


    Is it not better to give a woman the right to choose NOT to bring an unwanted child into the world that others don't have the money (or the desire, or the resources, etc.) to adopt? Is dumping even more unwanted children into the desperately broken foster-care program (which, in far too many cases, produces desperately broken humans) a good thing?
    I agree that the foster care system, on the whole, is appalling. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. If adoption were made far easier and cheaper it would help fix that problem. I simply can't agree that killing babies is part of the solution.

    Glinda, I used to be wishy-washy on the subject of abortion. Then I saw my son, in the womb, on an ultrasound. That changed me forever. I cannot emphasize enough the impact this had on me. I could never view the unborn as merely unwanted tissue ever again. He had a face, hands, feet, a beating heart... and I speak from my heart, that it grieves me greatly that we kill over a million such babies every year.


    You can be critical. But when/if you vote/work to deny others the choices you also had with an unwanted pregnancy, your actions become hypocritical.
    Glinda, hypocracy lies in professing something one doesn't believe, or advocating something that one does not practice. I think I've already explained that I faced this choice, and what I did: I walked my talk. You can disagree with me, but I think calling me a hypocrit is incorrect.

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    Re: Man accused of killing abortion doc says he's being 'treated like a criminal'

    Quote Originally Posted by Mercer View Post
    May you have 15,000 unwanted pregnancies in your next life...and have all the men who raped you leave you stranded to live in poverty.

    Of course he was a moral man. He was following the law and providing a service to the women who sought him out.

    In YOUR mind he's immoral. But then, not ALL believe in your war-mongering God, either.
    Not sure why you posted what you did.

    My comments spell out quite clearly that I don't approve of this guy's murder just because he may not have been a moral man. Morality doesn't come into play with death for me. As I said, there are many people that are not moral by others' standards, but that doesn't mean they deserve to be killed.

    I am pro-choice in the sense that I think women should be able to choose whether they want an abortion or not, but I am pro-life personally. I would never ask or coerce a women that I got pregnant into having an abortion and would always try to talk her out of it if it were up to me.

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    Re: Man accused of killing abortion doc says he's being 'treated like a criminal'

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    Not sure why you posted what you did.

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    The gentleman (or lady) in question, appears to jump to conclusions with an alacrity that would incite envy amongst kangaroos and Olympic track and field medalists.

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    Re: Man accused of killing abortion doc says he's being 'treated like a criminal'

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Well, duhhhh. Ya' think?

    I think that pretty much explains why he is being treated like a criminal.

    Article is here.

    If you are pro-life or anti-abortion on the grounds that "fetuses" are human beings or babies then these abortionist should be seen as nothing more than legal sadistic genocidal mass murdering serial killers then men like Scott Roeder should be seen as heroes by those claiming to be anti-abortion/pro-life. I applaud Roeder for his efforts.Not everyone is willing to face life in prison or the death penalty for something the believe in.



    It sickens me that people who claim to be pro-life/anti-abortion are jumping the abortionist band wagon that Roeder is a nutjob. Did any of the anti-slavery people in the 1800's condemn the underground rail road members and runaway slaves and suggest that they should suffer the full penalty of the law and bitch how its not right to take the law into your own hands? Did any of the black rights groups in the 1900's condemn those who refused to sit on the back of the bus and suggest that they should suffer the full penalty of the law. Are those who claim to be anti-abortion trying to toss abortionist scum salad by jumping on the Roeder is an extremist nutjob bandwagon so that way they do not seem as crazy to the abortionist? I got news for every one who claims to be pro-life/anti-abortion, abortionist scum already think we are crazy because of the fact we believe "fetuses" are babies/human beings deserving of life just any other innocent person. They don't think Roeder is a nut because he took the law into his own hands, they think he is a nut because he killed someone over something they equate to toes, pancreases and other expendable parts of the body. They see what he did equal to ELF or peta killing people over some animals or trees. Every pro-lifer/ anti-abortionist should not jump on that band wagon, only futher legitimizes the abortionist view that "fetuses" are nothing more than expendable organs.
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