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July 9, 2013 - 6:15 pm

There are people of goodwill on both sides of the abortion debate. But the Planned Parenthood side apparently decided that no one of goodwill on their side of the debate would show up during the special session in Texas. On the heels of last week’s “Hail Satan!” chant, Texans have now been treated to a disgusting attack on faith.

As members of the Texas legislature attempt to debate a bill that would ban late-term abortions after 20 weeks, abortion activists are shouting.

The typical pro-abortion chant goes something like this: “Women must decide their fate, not the church, not the state.” Bryan Kemper of Stand True relayed to LifeNews reports from his staff at the scene and says many of the dozens of abortion advocates screaming tonight in the Texas capitol are replacing “not the church” with “f— the church.”

Abortion activists haven’t covered themselves in glory in Austin. They hijacked “Amazing Grace,” have lied that they “stand for women” when they only stand for some women, have threatened to use SWAT tactics against pro-lifers, and all the while they have stood shoulder to shoulder with a greedy billion dollar corporation that has been caught in numerous lies and abuses. Not a classy run, really.

And in the end, they’re going to lose, and the bill will be passed and signed into law because it’s right and because most Texans support it.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Unfortunately women do decide their fate, some as low rent mothers of illegitimate kids, being slapped around by thugs and criminals,; some as bitter shrews with their wombs scraped clean and sterile by multiple abortions. Why not choose a life of monogamous fidelity with a faithful man?
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You cannot yell fire falsely in crowded theater. Everyone leaves out that one operative word.

As for Spinoneone, no one here is arguing to silence the Satan-hailers and church f*ckers -- the more they reveal themselves for who and what they are, the less influence they'll have on civil society.
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“Women must decide their fate, not the church, not the state.”

And not a word about the Fetus. Doesn't. Exist.
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Catholics & evangelicals (not to be confused with mainline Protestants) were taught that life begins at conception. Most of the rest of us Christians & Jews were NOT taught that. And we don't believe that.
We pro-choicers are not against religious people. We're against religious people WHO INSIST THAT THE TEACHINGS OF THEIR PARTICULAR RELIGION IS THE ONLY TRUTH!
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I wonder if those 50 million babies that have been aborted would agree that there are people of good will on both sides of the abortion issue?
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The lengths to which people will go to kill defenseless babies in the womb are criminal, terroristic and cowardly. Everyone who does so should face an advocate for the baby who will physically fight to stop the crime. 50 million babies killed in their mother’s wombs in America. There’s a payday someday!
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Duh! Hitler and Racist Margaret Sanger would be so proud to be with them in the spirt of death and elimination of life! These are warped and deranged individuals who need to be locked up for their own protection!
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"Bryan Kemper of Stand True relayed to LifeNews reports from his staff at the scene and says many of the dozens of abortion advocates screaming tonight in the Texas capitol are replacing “not the church” with “f— the church" A guy with a pro-life organization tells another pro-life organization something that no one else reported. And that is the basis for a post? This Texas pro-life legislation, and similar efforts around the country, are laudable, but only if you want women to turn out in record numbers in the mid-terms. Ah, thank you Republicans, focus on the the short-term gains with social issues while irritating massive constituencies. We can't win with just old whites anymore, we need to appeal to a broader base by focusing on economic issues; trade (TPP, TAP), outsourcing, deregulation, minimum wage to start.
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Ah Yes. It is so nice to see Progressive Democratic People interact with their brethren in a civil manner.
Of course, when one reads the history of Democracy and then admits that sooner or later all democracies end up eating their children, maybe screaming such language is not really so bad,,,, for fools and nut jobs....
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Bull. A side that advocates the commercialized killing of other human beings doesn't have a drop of good will in them.
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Excellent point Scribe of Slog.
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In America, there are limits to Spinoneone's rant.

One can not yell fire in a move theater (unless no one is there to hear you), and one can not write they are going to murder place name here. These are just two examples of limits.

There is also the etiquette of spoken, and written speech. However, in Spinoneone's New Age, there is only do, say, or write what feels good.
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You cannot yell fire falsely in crowded theater. Everyone leaves out that one operative word.

As for Spinoneone, no one here is arguing to silence the Satan-hailers and church f*ckers -- the more they reveal themselves for who and what they are, the less influence they'll have on civil society.
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Well, the less influence they _should_ have on civil society.
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The First Amendment guarantees freedom of speech and religion. That is generally held to mean that I may speak my piece, even though you don't agree with it, in a form that suits me. There are very few legal restraints on that speech right. While the First Amendment guarantees your right to the religion of your choice, it does not allow you to use the rules of your religion to interfere with my right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." That is to say, you are not allowed to harass me for not following your religious rules/views. So, by all means, let those of you with strong religious beliefs encourage your wives and daughters to practice those beliefs and abjure abortion. But, don't force me to do the same by making my practice of what I believe illegal.
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"So, by all means, let those of you with strong religious beliefs encourage your wives and daughters to practice those beliefs and abjure abortion. But, don't force me to do the same by making my practice of what I believe illegal. "

By that standard, we should eliminate most of our laws, because MOST of our laws have a religious basis.

For example, laws against murder, rape, incest, child molestation, theft (in its many forms), assault, etc., are ALL moral laws, with a religious basis.

But even if you refuse to acknowledge the religious basis of our society, if you accept that any of those are justifiable, for WHATEVER reason, then a law which protects innocent children from being murdered for convenience is also justifiable.

Which brings us back to the question that the pro-death crowd refuses to acknowledge, let alone address:

Is the unborn child a PERSON, or not?

And the reason that the pro-death crowd refuses to acknowledge, let alone address, that question?

Because we all know the answer.

By any legal, moral, ethical, philosophical, medial, or logical argument, that cluster of cells is a PERSON. Not a POTENTIAL person, not a MAYBE person, but a real, living person with his own identity.

Yes, he’s dependent, yes, perhaps she’s not viable yet. But if you make dependency or viability the standard of personhood, then killing grandma when she’s no longer convenient, oops, I mean, independent, is no problem at all. The severely retarded? Off them. Done. Oh, pops needs an iron lung? Shut it off. Sally needs insulin? Too bad. Death panels are here.


If we have the right as a society to enact laws to protect a 5 year old from the sexual predations of the 50 year old sicko who lives down the street (and I think most of us agree that we do, contra Ruth Bader Ginsberg), then we have the right as a society to enact laws to protect an unborn child from dismemberment, burning, or poisoning.
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"life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" are only possible with the rule of law. In the end, EVERY law comes down to a moral judgment. What therefore should we as a society use as the basis for our moral judgments of law?
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100% right, Spinoneone!
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"While the First Amendment guarantees your right to the religion of your choice, it does not allow you to use the rules of your religion to interfere with my right to "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness."

Seems to me a lot of slaves were freed due to the "religion" of a lot of people, including Abraham Lincoln. And equality was achieved due to the "religion" of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Guess what you're saying is that if you believe you have the right to own another person, or kill them before they are born, and that allows you the "pursuit of happiness," then my religion which says that is wrong takes second place to your right to "happiness?"
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This is a straw man argument. You have a right to speak your "piece" to anyone willing to listen. Someone who disagrees with your "piece" has an equal right to disagree with you, and to speak their "piece" to anyone willing to listen. The fact that someone who disagrees with you believes in God does not invalidate their right to speak, and calling it "harassment" is a straw man! The fact that you don't like it is irrelevant - there is no constitutional right for you to live in a bubble containing only that which you like!

If you don't want to hear the response, keep your mouth shut in the first place!
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Sorry, your right to life, liberty or happiness ends when it results in the death of another human being. This is a complete no brainer to anyone with the moral courage to actually face scientific reality (that child inside you is another human being. It is NOT part of your body).
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Abortion is not a first amendment issue, and trying to frame it as one is insane. It's like saying that because murder and perjury are covered in the Ten Commandments then laws against them are an unconstitutional imposition of religion.
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In ten years, that exact argument will be made.
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You forget ONE LITTLE DETAIL in your "first ammendment" rant. When a woman "chooses" to kill her unborn child, she acts as judge, jury, executioner of an innocent life, which has NO opportunity for due process of law, to question witnesses, to bring in their own. You want to frame this in terms of "constitutional rights', you'd better start reading the WHOLE constitution.

As to my "practicing my religioin", dammstraight I will. for MY God commands me to look after the widow and the ORPHAN...... to stand in the gap for the defenseless, to identify what HE says is right and good as right and good, and to refuse to call evil good. My "religion" calls me to lay MY life down for someone else in mortal danger.... a guy on the street wiht a gun, threatening an inocent, for example. That child within his Mother's womb, threatened with being killed for no just cause, falls into that category. Deal with it. I'm all for "women's rights", but don't EVER forget.. half of the unborn being killed are WOMEN, and I MUST stand for their rights....... get used to it. And its got nothing to do with my "religion", as you perceive such things. No, it has to do with the God who made me, and you. You substitue the god of self for the God of the Universe.... good luck with that "bargain". You rowdies screaming "F the Church" have it wrong... go ahead, shake your fist at God and commnand HIM to support your perverted cause. See how far that gets you. Meanwhile yes I WILL stand against the unjust murder of millons of Americans. Stalin and Hitler and Mao combined never murdered as many as we have done.
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And you're the poster boy for why the sanctity of life, of marriage and of the proper relationship of Man in, and with G_d, can never be defended nor explained by any Bill of Rights and supporting amendments. It is incoherent, daft and doomed to failure. Right living in the Christian sense is defined and informed by scripture and scripture-inspired revelation. Render unto Caesar what is Caesar's. Trying to defend what is Holy unto G_d based on secular, post-enlightenment justifications will only put you in the blender and set it on WHIP. Which is currently happening, for anyone that has the sense to see.......
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I bet you're glad you're own mother disagreed with you, huh?
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Not as much as yours probably did. Really, Baroche, what my mother believed or not is totally irrelevant. If I did not exist would the world be better or worse off? That is a judgment which you cannot make. So to imply that my mother would or would not have agreed with me is just nonsense.
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It's cool...I do not hate you in the least....as a matter of fact, I believe what you truly need is REAL MAN in your life. I happen to know just the guy, He's a good friend of mine and He's simply the BEST...His name is Jesus.

Remember BENGHAZI!
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It's a good thing your mother did believe you were a baby and her child or else you wouldn't be here. I think that is the point.
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I'm afraid your reading comprehension is a little.......off.
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