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Tue Jun 18, 2013, 05:56 PM

More waiting for abortions than guns...

Across The U.S., There Are More Waiting Periods To Get An Abortion Than There Are To Get A Gun
By Tara Culp-Ressler on Jun 17, 2013 at 1:25 pm

As a map from the Huffington Post details, there are currently more states that impose a waiting period on women seeking an abortion than states that impose a waiting period on people seeking to buy a gun. And there isn’t much overlap between those policies, so the majority of states that require women to wait at least 24 hours before obtaining legal abortion services don’t require people to wait any time at all before purchasing a firearm:


(Credit: Huffington Post)

A recent study found that imposing waiting periods on abortion care leads to “excessive emotional hardships” for women seeking to terminate a pregnancy. Requiring women to wait a 24-hour period forces them to make two trips to a health clinic, which can prove to be too difficult for the women who don’t have time to take off of work, money to pay for childcare, or means of transportation.
Of course, although waiting periods provide a direct comparison to gun policy, that’s not the only type of anti-choice law that limits access to abortion care. Republican-dominated states also impose restrictions on abortion providers that force health clinics to close their doors, require doctors to tell women scientifically inaccurate information about abortion risks, force women to look at images of their fetus on an ultrasound before being allowed to proceed with an abortion, prevent women from using their own insurance coverage to pay for abortion care, require women to seek out “counseling” at right-wing crisis pregnancy centers that attempt to dissuade them from choosing abortion, or ban the procedure altogether before the cut-off defined under Roe v. Wade.

http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/06/17/2167491/abortion-gun-waiting-periods/

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MrScorpio Jun 2013 OP
badtoworse Jun 2013 #1
niyad Jun 2013 #3
badtoworse Jun 2013 #5
niyad Jun 2013 #6
badtoworse Jun 2013 #7
hack89 Jun 2013 #2
niyad Jun 2013 #4
ileus Jun 2013 #8

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 06:00 PM

1. What difference does that make?

They are completely unrelated issues.

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 06:53 PM

3. you forgot the sarcasm icon, yes?

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Response to niyad (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 07:31 PM

5. No, I didn't.

If you want to discuss the abortion issue, that's fine. Leave guns out of it.

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Response to badtoworse (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 07:53 PM

6. BS- if you don't understand the point of the article, then I feel sorry for you.

if we want to compare the waiting times, we are certainly free to do so. you, of course, are free to object to us pointing out the hypocricy.

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Response to niyad (Reply #6)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 08:35 PM

7. I guess we'll just have to disagree

The need for and duration of any waiting period should be governed by the facts surrounding the issue in question. Arguing that a waiting period should be shorter than that applying to a totally different and unrelated issue is, at best, illogical.

I know it's now fashionable on DU to drag guns into everything, but at some point, it becomes ridiculous. This is well past that point.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 06:01 PM

2. You are right - we need to eliminate those abortion waiting periods.

it is unconscionable that women's right to choose is restricted in such a manner.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 06:54 PM

4. women having control over their own bodies is, apparently, an evil thing. owning a gun is a

sacred thing, apparently.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Jun 18, 2013, 09:17 PM

8. There are millions of firearm dealers...

With a pretty nice stock of firearms. I was in our LGS this weekend and basically anything you wanted was on hand. Except the new SR45, XDS45, and a few others I was wanting to check out.


If you like gunbroker you don't even have to wait just bid and win, it'll ship to your FFL and you can have it in a few short days.



As for abortions you have 40 weeks to get it done...

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