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mrreowwr_kittty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-04-08 12:21 AM
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31. You know what, I'm an atheist who has had an abortion and I'm glad he said that
In fact I posted an OP about it a couple of months ago.

He was talking to evangelical Christians. Believe it or not, Christian women have abortions too. All the time. For health reasons and otherwise. Some of them probably struggle with guilt over it because of the rhetoric they hear in their community about it. I hope that what Barack said on the 700 Club was heard by some of them that day, and that they knew that someone understood what they had gone through and trusted them to make the right decision.

I'm not offended by it because I know that he wasn't talking to me that day. If Barack Obama and I were close friends and I confided in him that I was considering an abortion, I seriously doubt he would advise me to pray about it, knowing that I'm an atheist.

I don't think Hillary Clinton would either. I believe both our candidates are very good at tailoring their messages to the people they are talking to. Let's give them both some credit for knowing what they are doing on stuff like this.
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  -100 New York Feminists oppose Hillary and endorse Obama Big Blue Marble  Feb-03-08 11:31 PM   #0 
  - ruh roh, Shaggy.....  scheming daemons   Feb-03-08 11:33 PM   #1 
  - I was surprised to see that in NJ...  Kristi1696   Feb-03-08 11:35 PM   #3 
  - Not fer nuthin'  maddiejoan   Feb-03-08 11:34 PM   #2 
  - Would you call these women grains of rice?  Big Blue Marble   Feb-03-08 11:40 PM   #13 
     - Mostly because  maddiejoan   Feb-03-08 11:42 PM   #16 
        - is that how you talk in New York these days?  Big Blue Marble   Feb-03-08 11:45 PM   #19 
           - I'm a Brooklyn Gal  maddiejoan   Feb-03-08 11:46 PM   #21 
              - No problem,  Big Blue Marble   Feb-04-08 12:46 AM   #33 
  - That'll leave a mark.  No Surrender   Feb-03-08 11:35 PM   #4 
  - Who cares?  candice   Feb-03-08 11:38 PM   #8 
  - Feminists for Obama! That's is going to seal the deal!  candice   Feb-03-08 11:36 PM   #5 
  - it's a good think he trusts them to be prayerful if they are considering abortion. thank goodness...  annie1   Feb-03-08 11:47 PM   #22 
     - You know what, I'm an atheist who has had an abortion and I'm glad he said that  thecatburgler   Feb-04-08 12:21 AM   #31 
  - GOOD for them  GoldieAZ49   Feb-03-08 11:37 PM   #6 
  - I wonder if NY NOW will attack them as traitors now.  tammywammy   Feb-03-08 11:38 PM   #7 
  - Will Now call them self-hating women?  Big Blue Marble   Feb-04-08 12:44 AM   #32 
  - Hahaha, thats what I thought, too  rumpycrunch   Feb-04-08 02:38 PM   #36 
  - Cue the shillarys...Down with NY Feminists!  zidzi   Feb-03-08 11:39 PM   #9 
  - Thank you for standing up. HRC is status quo.  stillrockin   Feb-03-08 11:40 PM   #10 
  - They get it.  dailykoff   Feb-03-08 11:40 PM   #11 
  - Not leaders, just individuals  OzarkDem   Feb-03-08 11:40 PM   #12 
  - I have never heard of one of these women.  DURHAM D   Feb-03-08 11:51 PM   #25 
  - They're just women.  Gonnabuymeagun   Feb-04-08 02:35 PM   #34 
     - What are you talking about "just women"  Big Blue Marble   Feb-04-08 02:37 PM   #35 
        - I should have used the sarcasm smiley  Gonnabuymeagun   Feb-04-08 05:14 PM   #37 
           - Thanks for the explanation.  Big Blue Marble   Feb-04-08 11:25 PM   #43 
  - Gobama!  Katzenkavalier   Feb-03-08 11:41 PM   #14 
  - awe. :(. that makes me really sad. i'm a female in ny and i'm really...  annie1   Feb-03-08 11:41 PM   #15 
  - Murdering half a million Iraqi women is not exactly hardline support  dailykoff   Feb-03-08 11:43 PM   #17 
  - she murdered half a million women! omg! call the police! Give them Kerry's address too! and Biden's!  annie1   Feb-03-08 11:44 PM   #18 
     - Your post is so disrespectful to  zidzi   Feb-04-08 12:02 AM   #28 
  - annie, it sounds like you would like to rationalize her vote away.  Big Blue Marble   Feb-04-08 12:00 AM   #27 
  - Spending on war means no money for domestic needs  eridani   Feb-04-08 10:20 PM   #42 
  - I'm willing to bet that there are a few women in NY who ARE going to vote for her.  wlucinda   Feb-03-08 11:45 PM   #20 
  - So are these women "gangraping" Hillary?  Azathoth   Feb-03-08 11:47 PM   #23 
  - Here are several more endorsements  pathansen   Feb-03-08 11:50 PM   #24 
  - You mean a group called "New York Feminists for Peace and Barack Obama!" actually ENDORSED Obama?!?  MetricSystem   Feb-03-08 11:52 PM   #26 
  - YES!!! Finally feminists coming out for Obama and who know Obama would be a better president  loveangelc   Feb-04-08 12:05 AM   #29 
  - Interesting - they oppose her because of her vote for the war.  Stephanie   Feb-04-08 12:08 AM   #30 
  - K&R. (nt)  Kurovski   Feb-04-08 05:49 PM   #38 
  - NOW Political Action Committee Proudly Endorses Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for President  cd3dem   Feb-04-08 05:55 PM   #39 
  - This stands in very sharp contrast to remarks by Marcia Pappas last  Old Crusoe   Feb-04-08 05:58 PM   #40 
  - kick  Whisp   Feb-04-08 07:39 PM   #41 
  - Hope NYC has a great  zidzi   Feb-04-08 11:30 PM   #44 

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