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Thread: Is President Obama Right in This?

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    Is President Obama Right in This?

    Quote Originally Posted by President Obama
    Understand - I do not suggest that the debate surrounding abortion can or should go away. No matter how much we may want to fudge it - indeed, while we know that the views of most Americans on the subject are complex and even contradictory - the fact is that at some level, the views of the two camps are irreconcilable. Each side will continue to make its case to the public with passion and conviction. But surely we can do so without reducing those with differing views to caricature.
    Is there a real chance that we can debate abortion without seeing the other side as villains? Can we debate the topic without emotions overwhelming respect for those who disagree with us?

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    Re: Is President Obama Right in This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Is there a real chance that we can debate abortion without seeing the other side as villains? Can we debate the topic without emotions overwhelming respect for those who disagree with us?
    Some can--most can't.

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    Re: Is President Obama Right in This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Is there a real chance that we can debate abortion without seeing the other side as villains? Can we debate the topic without emotions overwhelming respect for those who disagree with us?
    I think all debates should be more like that but I doubt they will be. The abortion debate is very heated and involves questions of state's rights as well as questions over the rights of a fetus, so it would not be the place I'd expect to see the most civil discussion.
    "It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke

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    Re: Is President Obama Right in This?

    No.
    President Obama is whistling Dixie...
    As a people we are simply not that civilized.
    Maybe 100 years from now ???

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    Re: Is President Obama Right in This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Felicity View Post
    Some can--most can't.
    This from a person who has said abortion is murder. Rich.
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    Re: Is President Obama Right in This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This from a person who has said abortion is murder. Rich.
    The irony is strong with this one.
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    Re: Is President Obama Right in This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    This from a person who has said abortion is murder. Rich.
    Case in point.

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    Re: Is President Obama Right in This?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    civil discussion.
    Civil! That was the word I was drawing a blank on as I was writing the post and poll. There is no worse feeling on a message board than knowing what you want to say, and all of a sudden drawing a complete blank on the word you want to use...

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    Re: Is President Obama Right in This?

    No. Can't be done.

    The Left refuses to admit that abortion is the wilful destruction of human life.

    Until they can face the facts of the matter, they will continue to respond to the issue with the hatred and vituperation they expend on all their issues.

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    Re: Is President Obama Right in This?

    I suppose I should add that I agree with you guys mostly so far. I just cannot see this topic being debated in a civil manner. The moral and civil rights aspects run too strong for people to moderate their emotional response. It's too bad, because that is the very reason I and I suspect many others avoid any discussion of the topic. The arguments are going to get unpleasant, and I just don't want to take part in that level of unpleasantness, especially for an issue I have some moral ambiguity on.

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