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2022 Jan 24, 4:55am   1,926 views  48 comments

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Moving over from the funny picture thread. All become some celebrity put out a pro abortion candle.. I wonder if it smelt like her nether regions?

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21   Patrick   2022 Aug 2, 10:47am  

https://notthebee.com/article/report-shows-5-babies-were-born-alive-in-botched-abortions-in-minnesota-and-no-lifesaving-efforts-were-made

Report: 5 Minnesota babies born alive last year in botched abortions were left to die in opposition to the law
22   GreaterNYCDude   2022 Aug 2, 11:08am  

This is the problem.. taken to its logical conclusion abortion cam be seen as what it is... barbaric.

As a catholic I belive in life from conception.. bit being pragmatic I'd be willing to conceded early terminations in LIMITED circumstances. In this day and age there is no reason to get pregnant if you don't want to, absent rape. But there I go with my male privilege again.

Plus how does your location (in a womb or without) determine your personhood? Makes no logical sense. My read of the story is that the law attempts to address this but it was ignored.

There is a reason why when enumerating certain rights, Life came first. Then liberty. Then happiness. Your life may suck, but your still entitles to live.
29   Patrick   2022 Oct 13, 12:49pm  




My own position is that as soon as the fetus can feel or think anything at all, it's killing a person. I don't know what that point is, but it's pretty early.
32   BayArea   2022 Nov 5, 10:50pm  

As a single, selfish, thoughtless bachelor, I generally supported abortion.

I then got married and had three kids. I listened to each of their heartbeats between 6-8wks from conception. I watched their eyes and fingers develop within the first trimester. I was told that their first electrical brain activity could be detected within only 8wks.

With those experiences of watching life develop before my eyes, abortion would never be an option again unless I was ready to accept killing a baby, which I could never do.
33   Patrick   2022 Nov 9, 5:58pm  

WATCH: Antifa Tried to Block the Vienna March for Life...They Failed


https://rumble.com/v1sm8iw-final-titlethumbnaildescription.html


original link
34   Patrick   2023 Jan 6, 1:15pm  

https://notthebee.com/article/abortion-1-cause-of-death-worldwide-again


Abortion was the number one cause of human death worldwide in 2022, with an estimated 44 million dead in the past 12 months, nearly quadrupling the number of global deaths from infectious diseases.

There were roughly 44.42 million abortions in 2022, according to Worldometers, a widely cited organization that keeps a running tally through the year of major world statistics. It calculates abortion numbers based on the latest statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO).
35   Patrick   2023 Jan 8, 3:40pm  

https://barsoom.substack.com/p/solving-the-abortion-equation


In exactly the same way, abortion could be disincentivized with, for instance, an escalating fine. As an illustrative example, we might adopt a rule that the woman seeking to terminate her pregnancy must pay a tax of n^2 dollars1, where n is the number of days from conception. On day 0 no fine would be levied, which seems appropriate to what is, realistically, about on the same level as shedding a skin cell. At the end of the first month, it would be about $900 – pricey enough to hurt, but doable for most people. By the end of the first trimester, which is the point at which the fetus starts to resemble a human, it would cost $8100, enough to dissuade most people but a price some would be willing to pay if they really didn’t want to have a kid with that guy. By the end of the second trimester – a point at which the fetus is well past ‘resembling’ a human – the procedure would incur a fine of $32,400. A partial birth abortion of a full-term baby would cost a cool $72,900, which unless you’re independently wealthy you will not want to pay.

The only real objection I can think of to such a system (beyond those that would be raised by the extremist positions on either side, who can tolerate no compromise) would be that it dehumanizes life by putting a price on it. This is, I suppose, true, but realistically we do this all the time, whether in terms of life insurance payouts or class-action lawsuits against corrupt pharmaceutical corporations. I don’t see any particular reason why abortion should be treated any differently.

“But wait,” I hear you saying, “Are you really suggesting that women be taxed for getting abortions?”

Why yes, I am implying that they should be financially responsible for their own moral choices.

“But what if she was raped!?”

Leaving aside that rape-induced pregnancy and consequent abortion is a vanishingly rare corner case, I’d be quite happy for the rapist, if convicted, to be on the hook for the cost, along with in jail for the rape.

Something like 65% of abortions are performed in the first 8 weeks, meaning a maximum fine of around $3200. If a woman is really serious about not having that baby, I think she’d be willing to pay that. In other words, for the vast majority of women, an escalating fine system would make very little difference to the availability of the procedure. This is the time window within which abortions are chemically induced, the drugs for which can cost several hundred dollars in any case. Thus, this system would essentially just result in a marginal increase in cost for most abortions, leaving availability unchanged, and keeping the feminists mostly happy.


Interesting idea, though beyond some point it's definitely killing a baby and should not be allowed for any price.
38   komputodo   2023 Jan 13, 8:35pm  

zzyzzx says

All of them. I fucking hate dogs.

Just my opinion, but anyone that hate dogs is kinda fucked up
39   Patrick   2023 Jan 14, 12:00pm  




To be honest, while I agree that a baby right before birth is just as human as right after birth, I don't think that a mere fertilized egg is a human. I'd say it begins with brain function, which could be quite early, but not that early.
41   Patrick   2023 Jan 31, 9:52am  

https://notthebee.com/article/minnesotas-senate-just-passed-a-bill-to-legalize-abortion-all-the-way-till-birth-by-just-one-vote

The Minnesota Senate just passed a bill to legalize abortion all the way till birth by just one vote


Wow, you can kill a full-term child in Minnesota now, just moments before it would be born.
42   Misc   2023 Jan 31, 1:19pm  

264 month abortions for the hood rats in Minneapolis doesn't sound too bad. I dunno if the verbiage of the law would permit this or not.
43   GNL   2023 Jan 31, 2:19pm  

Patrick says

https://notthebee.com/article/abortion-1-cause-of-death-worldwide-again



Abortion was the number one cause of human death worldwide in 2022, with an estimated 44 million dead in the past 12 months, nearly quadrupling the number of global deaths from infectious diseases.

There were roughly 44.42 million abortions in 2022, according to Worldometers, a widely cited organization that keeps a running tally through the year of major world statistics. It calculates abortion numbers based on the latest statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO).


You'll also have the rich vs. poor political problem.
44   pudil   2023 Jan 31, 3:02pm  

As a Catholic, I admit scientifically there’s an argument to be made that up to a certain point, there’s not much difference between a fetus and other primitive life forms we kill all the time.

But I don’t see how this can ever be a standard. @Patrick, why do you say ability to feel pain is when abortion should be banned? Even if this could be determined precisely (it can’t) this is arbitrary. I love a good steak, a cow has a more developed neural system then even a full term baby. I don’t think it’s wrong to kill cows.

The problem with abortion isn’t just the fact you are killing a human. It’s what it does to our whole culture. It takes every human’s inherent right to life and replaces it with a formula that takes how inconvenient another human is and divides it by how old ito determine if it’s okay to kill or not.

A culture that does this is going in the wrong direction.

Now, my ultimate goal is to end abortion entirely, but I don’t think you can just legislate it. You have to change people’s minds. I would support a 12 week abortion ban with proper exceptions for life of the mother, severe birth defect, all the corner case objections people bring up.

Then I would put a special tax on all abortion providers to fund crisis pregnancy centers and pro life advertising (similar model to anti smoking campaigns).

Finally, I would increase taxes on childless people over 30 and use that to increase the child tax credit. The reason being is that parents are raising the next generation of tax payers that will support the economy when we’re old. You can’t just brunch, sleep in, and play video games until you die and do nothing to contribute to the future of this country.
45   mell   2023 Jan 31, 4:02pm  

pudil says


As a Catholic, I admit scientifically there’s an argument to be made that up to a certain point, there’s not much difference between a fetus and other primitive life forms we kill all the time.

But I don’t see how this can ever be a standard. Patrick, why do you say ability to feel pain is when abortion should be banned? Even if this could be determined precisely (it can’t) this is arbitrary. I love a good steak, a cow has a more developed neural system then even a full term baby. I don’t think it’s wrong to kill cows.

The problem with abortion isn’t just the fact you are killing a human. It’s what it does to our whole culture. It takes every human’s inherent right to life and replaces it with a formula that takes how inconvenient another human is and divides it by how old ito determine if it’s okay to kill or not.

A culture that does this is going in the wrong direction.

Now, my ultimate goal is to end abortion entirely, but I don’t think y...

Yep. Also you can't just legislate against 50% of the population, they will vote you out. That's why the 12 week (first trimester) compromise is very popular around the world. It gives every womyn enough time to find out they are pregnant and safely end their pregnancy if they absolutely must, without fear of being prosecuted. After that only exceptions such as risk of loss of life for the mother or severe disability of the child. As a catholic as well (and rational male) I am against all abortion, but as a man it's impossible to put yourself into a womyn's shoes, so 12 week I can support. It works well for the countries that have it.
46   Shaman   2023 Jan 31, 6:46pm  

Human meat isn’t much different than some animal meat especially pork and bear meat. But we gag when thinking about eating human flesh. Same reaction as when (most) people get to witness what actually happens to the baby when it’s aborted. Ripping off arms and legs from a living feeling baby before finally decapitating it and removing the pieces from its negligent mother’s graveyard of a womb is just horrifying.
Same same.
47   Patrick   2023 Jan 31, 7:00pm  

pudil says

Patrick, why do you say ability to feel pain is when abortion should be banned? Even if this could be determined precisely (it can’t) this is arbitrary. I love a good steak, a cow has a more developed neural system then even a full term baby. I don’t think it’s wrong to kill cows.

The problem with abortion isn’t just the fact you are killing a human. It’s what it does to our whole culture. It takes every human’s inherent right to life and replaces it with a formula that takes how inconvenient another human is and divides it by how old ito determine if it’s okay to kill or not.


The question for me is whether the fetus is human or not. I say a fertilized egg is not human yet. It's just a fertilized egg. At some point it becomes human, so the question is when. Maybe when it first has the ability to feel pain. I'm just guessing on that.

Certainly a baby about to be born is fully human and now Minnesota allows the murder of babies just because they are inside the mother rather than outside, which is insane.

I do eat beef, but I feel bad for any excess suffering that causes the cow or steer. I think it's possible to raise animals so that they have a reasonably good life and a mostly painless death. Not that we do that, but we should try to.

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