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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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