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[culture|politics] Pro-life - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-10-12 04:40
Subject: [culture|politics] Pro-life
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Tags:culture, gender, politics, sex
When you fight for unfettered access to women's health services…

When you fight for universal contraception…

When you fight for pre-natal care for all children…

When you fight for paid universal maternity and paternity leave…

When you fight for universal health coverage for all children...

When you fight for early childhood education…

When you fight for honest, fact-based teen sex education…

When you fight for equal pay for equal work by mothers as well as fathers...

Then I will believe you are pro-life.

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Kari Sperring
User: la_marquise_de_
Date: 2012-10-12 11:41 (UTC)
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Steve Green: Incubus
User: stevegreen
Date: 2012-10-12 11:43 (UTC)
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Couldn't agree more, Jay.
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-10-12 12:01 (UTC)
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True enough. Cancer brain can't quite think of everything, but I'm adding that.
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russ: quo vadis
User: goulo
Date: 2012-10-12 12:51 (UTC)
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Keyword:quo vadis
I'd also add:

Fighting to end capital punishment.

Fighting for a solution to the looming climate disaster.

Fighting for greater access to clean water and food.

Fighting against poverty.

Fighting to stop economic sanctions, drone strikes, wars of choice, etc, which kill many civilians in other countries.

...there are so many more constructive ways the "pro-life" crowd could spend their time saving lives, it does seem impossible to list them all.
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User: autopope
Date: 2012-10-12 13:12 (UTC)
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You forgot, "When you campaign for the abolition of the death penalty".

Otherwise, yes.
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User: nicosian
Date: 2012-10-12 14:31 (UTC)
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Bravo. Completely utterly, a yes.

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User: torreybird
Date: 2012-10-12 14:48 (UTC)
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Yes. A thousand times, yes.
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User: lobolance
Date: 2012-10-12 17:40 (UTC)
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Much awesomeness, Jay! I imagine someone will be making a poster/icon out of it any moment. :-)
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User: fjm
Date: 2012-10-12 20:59 (UTC)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-10-16 13:19 (UTC)
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Speaking as an adoptive parent, that work on outcomes gives me a twitch. Sigh.
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