Total Members Voted: 125
Voting closed: March 19, 2005, 07:41:36 PM
Quote from: ronin3782 on March 09, 2005, 08:48:19 PMCalifornia Republican; worked for Arnold's campaignOh man, how hard do you suck?And by the way...how hard do you suck? For reals.
California Republican; worked for Arnold's campaign
Lifelong Democrat and a John Edwards delegate in 2004!There's just something about a moderate Democrat lawyer.. with charisma and a health care plan, who came from humble beginnings, that I dig. I'm a very moderate Democrat, though, so living in a red state doesn't scare me.
I don't think it's accurate to paint all (or even many) "pro-lifers" as unwilling to devote public resources to addressing such social ills such as homelessness, poverty, violent crime, etc. I think there are many thoughtful individuals on both sides of the abortion issue - and unfortunately the extremists on both sides have been successful in radicalizing the dialogue. I also believe that there are contradictions/inconsistencies/shortcomings on both sides - whether by some pro-lifers who refuse to support sex-ed programs or some pro-choicers who refuse to honestly acknowledge the physical/emotional consequences experienced by some women who have abortions. It seems to me that most people who are not activists on either side understand that we want to minimize governmental intrusion into the private decisions of its citizens but also accept that some restrictions are not unreasonable given the profound issues of life/death, fetal viability, etc.
Not that it means anything, just curious.