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Debi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-31-08 02:17 PM
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33. What if you didn't want to have a baby?
If you were forced to carry your pregnancy to term?

What if you weren't in a financial position or physical position to have a child?

I love my child as well, but I'm glad that at the moment I found out I was pregnant I had the CHOICE to have him rather than not having any options.

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  -I'm a single parent. My son is a blessing to me. Maddy McCall  Mar-31-08 02:08 PM   #0 
  - You do realize that's not what was said. But you post this crap anyway. Typical.  K Gardner   Mar-31-08 02:09 PM   #1 
  - Looks verbatim to me... eom  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 02:26 PM   #66 
     - Here's his entire answer if you care:  jenmito   Mar-31-08 02:32 PM   #81 
        - Exactly, he was talking about condom use  bobbert   Mar-31-08 02:44 PM   #100 
  - Are all you guys *really* totally missing the point of what he said?  bunnies   Mar-31-08 02:09 PM   #2 
  - Me neither  itsjustme   Mar-31-08 02:44 PM   #99 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-31-08 02:09 PM   #3 
  - And guess what? We'll be slimed by more of this bullshit when "the rest" of them come back.  K Gardner   Mar-31-08 02:11 PM   #7 
  - Gosh!  cat_girl25   Mar-31-08 02:20 PM   #48 
  - Dont patronize me!! This is a progressive forum, I do not have to actually defend pro-choice here  DerekJ   Mar-31-08 02:44 PM   #101 
     - I didn't patronize you.  cat_girl25   Mar-31-08 03:02 PM   #130 
     - You were disgusting... and your post removed...  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:11 PM   #149 
        - Who is disgusting, Me?!!!  DerekJ   Mar-31-08 03:26 PM   #177 
           - The post of yours that was deleted was disgusting...  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:41 PM   #186 
  - Interesting... that's what I call people who break the rules around here...  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 02:26 PM   #65 
  - Maddy that is wonderful  DearAbby   Mar-31-08 02:10 PM   #4 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-31-08 02:10 PM   #5 
  - Holy FSM.  bunnies   Mar-31-08 02:12 PM   # 
     - Did you read the OP?  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-31-08 02:12 PM   #14 
        - yeah...  bunnies   Mar-31-08 02:13 PM   #16 
           - Are you familiar with the context?  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-31-08 02:14 PM   #25 
              - I know the context.  bunnies   Mar-31-08 02:33 PM   #83 
              - well at least she stopped quoting anarchists  grantcart   Mar-31-08 02:40 PM   #89 
              - Barry's folks will say and do anything to win, they don't  Mags   Mar-31-08 03:07 PM   #139 
  - Do you make less than 15,000 fucking dollars a year?  anonymous171   Mar-31-08 02:10 PM   #6 
  - I made much less than that for years after my divorce.  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:11 PM   #10 
     - So you're saying you're against a woman's right to choose.  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-31-08 02:12 PM   #13 
     - I'm extremely pro-choice. I chose to have my son.  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:14 PM   #21 
        - What do you think the punishment should be for a woman who has an abortion?  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-31-08 02:15 PM   #26 
        - That question has nothing to do with this discussion...  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 02:32 PM   #82 
           - I'd expect a pro-lifer like you to say something like that.  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-31-08 02:43 PM   #98 
              - Oh bullshit  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:15 PM   #154 
        - And you choose to use him in order to attack somebody you do not support.  Mass   Mar-31-08 02:15 PM   #28 
           - There is no attack in my OP. As a single parent, I've had people tell me...  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:18 PM   #37 
              - Really?  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-31-08 02:19 PM   #45 
              - So, why did you not post this months ago? Did your love for your son just happened?  Mass   Mar-31-08 02:24 PM   #60 
                 - Come on Barry folks, don't stop, crucify her, belittle her, nail her  Mags   Mar-31-08 03:12 PM   #150 
                    - This is not only disgusting, but against the rules of DU... eom  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:17 PM   #159 
                    - Nothing is more disgusting then the crap you all are throwing  Mags   Mar-31-08 03:20 PM   #168 
                    - You should have used :sarcasm:  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:34 PM   #183 
                    - and just what is that?  Mags   Mar-31-08 03:22 PM   #171 
                    - Talk about projection. More martyrs for Hillary.  Forkboy   Mar-31-08 03:18 PM   #161 
     - you were married.  DearAbby   Mar-31-08 02:18 PM   #38 
        - So?  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:19 PM   #43 
           - For a teen caught in this situation  DearAbby   Mar-31-08 02:27 PM   # 
              - children should never be viewed as punishment  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 02:34 PM   #84 
              - Why not? To a woman who doesn't choose to have the child but is forced to  Debi   Mar-31-08 02:41 PM   #90 
              - That's not the point!  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:05 PM   #136 
                 - I disagree  Debi   Mar-31-08 03:13 PM   # 
                    - Then the person could put the child up for adoption...  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:43 PM   #187 
                       - What about those nine months? What about the birth process?  Debi   Mar-31-08 03:44 PM   #189 
              - As long as you can CHOOSE to have a child or not, I would agree.  Mass   Mar-31-08 02:42 PM   #94 
              - I think it's disgusting to say a child is punishment  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:08 PM   #140 
              - And millions of unnecessary deaths, rampant disease,  redqueen   Mar-31-08 02:48 PM   #110 
                 - One has nothing to do with the other...  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:08 PM   #143 
                    - Not directly... they're just both examples of statements that one might take offense to.  redqueen   Mar-31-08 03:14 PM   #153 
                       - Start your own thread then...  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:19 PM   #165 
                          - I did.  redqueen   Mar-31-08 03:24 PM   # 
              - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-31-08 02:42 PM   #95 
                 - If it weren't so Hitler-esque, I'd agree with you  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:10 PM   #147 
  - Nice to see you are anti-choice. Since when did you became against abortion?  Mass   Mar-31-08 02:11 PM   #8 
  - I think the OP was about *her* choice. Not yours. That is what choice is about. nt  Ravy   Mar-31-08 02:17 PM   # 
     - Then why is it on GDP. GDP is about primary and we know that this is a backhanded attack on Obama by  Mass   Mar-31-08 02:18 PM   #40 
        - Your attack on the OP is what makes no sense.  Ravy   Mar-31-08 02:27 PM   #70 
           - Because he said refusing abortion for a woman who wants it was punishment for her.  Mass   Mar-31-08 02:30 PM   #77 
  - Shouldn't this be in GD or The Lounge? n/t  leftstreet   Mar-31-08 02:11 PM   #9 
  - That's wonderful.  Erin Elizabeth   Mar-31-08 02:11 PM   #11 
  - Cool. :) Did you mean to post in the Parenting forum? Or the Lounge?  Truth Hurts A Lot   Mar-31-08 02:12 PM   #12 
  - DU has become the Bastion of Anti choice movement?  DearAbby   Mar-31-08 02:13 PM   #15 
  - What if you found out your were pregnant and didn't want to have the baby?  Debi   Mar-31-08 02:13 PM   #17 
  - Absolutely. But I still don't think that single parents consider their children "punishment."  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:15 PM   #27 
     - I think not having a choice is a punishment  Debi   Mar-31-08 02:18 PM   #39 
     - Not having a choice is punishment... too bad Obama didn't say that  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:13 PM   #152 
        - Being forced to give birth is a punishment  Debi   Mar-31-08 03:21 PM   #169 
           - I can say the same...  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 03:40 PM   #185 
     - Then you totally misunderstand Obama's statement (or distorted it intentionally.)  jenmito   Mar-31-08 02:20 PM   #49 
     - I vote for distorted intentionally n/t  itsjustme   Mar-31-08 02:48 PM   #109 
     - Maddy..where did you hear the single parent thing? Obama never said it.  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Mar-31-08 03:23 PM   #173 
  - delete  Amy6627   Mar-31-08 02:13 PM   #18 
  - What if you didn't want to have a baby?  Debi   Mar-31-08 02:17 PM   #33 
  - are you parlocking? i assume this is a slam at obama somehow...  dionysus   Mar-31-08 02:14 PM   #19 
  - oh... my... god.  DarienComp   Mar-31-08 02:14 PM   #20 
  - That was take  shraby   Mar-31-08 02:14 PM   #22 
  - You sound like a great mother.....  Greenwood   Mar-31-08 02:14 PM   #23 
  - Every single parent deserves a big amount of credit, thanks for sharing your story.  Kerry2008   Mar-31-08 02:14 PM   #24 
  - Wow.  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:16 PM   #30 
     - You are most welcome. I applaud you.  Kerry2008   Mar-31-08 02:19 PM   #41 
        - You reminded me of this...  Juniperx   Mar-31-08 02:29 PM   #75 
           - Thanks for posting!! You rock. That was beautiful.  Kerry2008   Mar-31-08 02:31 PM   #80 
  - I'm taking Obama's side on this one  OzarkDem   Mar-31-08 02:16 PM   #29 
  - I'm very, very happy...  PatGund   Mar-31-08 02:20 PM   #47 
     - Its a myth to claim parenthood is wonderful for everyone  OzarkDem   Mar-31-08 02:22 PM   #54 
        - Agreed....  PatGund   Mar-31-08 02:51 PM   #115 
  - CONGRATULATIONS! youre desperate as hell! - nt  goletian   Mar-31-08 02:16 PM   #31 
  - Your attack is out of bounds  OzarkDem   Mar-31-08 02:41 PM   #91 
     - lol, if you think i have any effect on obama youre the one acting like an ass - nt  goletian   Mar-31-08 03:26 PM   #176 
  - Obama supporters allowing Hillary supporters to suck us in with the  wienerdoggie   Mar-31-08 02:16 PM   #32 
  - Yeah. You guys should let this sink.  cat_girl25   Mar-31-08 02:24 PM   #58 
  - So, because of your experience women should not have the right to choose?  Kristi1696   Mar-31-08 02:17 PM   #34 
  - I am pro-choice to the hilt.  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:20 PM   #46 
     - Do you or do you not consider denying women abortions "punishment"?  Kristi1696   Mar-31-08 02:26 PM   #67 
  - So do you want  Mz Pip   Mar-31-08 02:17 PM   #35 
  - Good morning Maddy, how are you?.  UALRBSofL   Mar-31-08 02:17 PM   #36 
  - Am hoping that you two can.  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:21 PM   #50 
  - Why'd you change your sig line from Lou Dobbs' line on illegal immigration?  jenmito   Mar-31-08 02:23 PM   #55 
  - jenmito because that was yesterday's news  UALRBSofL   Mar-31-08 02:31 PM   #78 
     - It was news yesterday?  jenmito   Mar-31-08 02:38 PM   #87 
  - If you want a child so much, move.  cali   Mar-31-08 02:25 PM   #62 
  - I have one child as well. I have never thought of him as a punishment  cali   Mar-31-08 02:19 PM   #42 
  - And THAT Is The Point...  WillyT   Mar-31-08 02:23 PM   #56 
  - I guess I don't see it in that vein. It's like saying AIDS is "punishment" for gay men.  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:25 PM   #63 
  - Sorry, but at seventeen that's exactly what it felt like and  cali   Mar-31-08 02:27 PM   #71 
  - Its not like that at all.  bunnies   Mar-31-08 02:54 PM   #119 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Mar-31-08 03:08 PM   #142 
     - WTF??? How dare you? Your comment is vile  cali   Mar-31-08 03:13 PM   #151 
        - I think freeperville is where this originated.  Forkboy   Mar-31-08 03:19 PM   #166 
           - ugh. I've never been told I should have been aborted before  cali   Mar-31-08 03:22 PM   #172 
              - The poster is scum. Can't say I'm surprised by that comment from her at all.  Forkboy   Mar-31-08 03:33 PM   #181 
  - How often do you use him to advance the pro-life agenda? (nt)  Umbram   Mar-31-08 02:19 PM   #44 
  - The OPer has said time and time again they are pro-choice.  Kerry2008   Mar-31-08 02:22 PM   #52 
  - "I am extremely pro-... life"- Maddy McCall.  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-31-08 02:24 PM   #59 
  - Then perhaps she shouldn't sell out her integrity for such a cheap point.  Umbram   Mar-31-08 02:26 PM   #68 
  - My post history demonstrates my position on choice.  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:27 PM   #69 
     - Your post history demonstrates quite a bit.  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-31-08 02:29 PM   #73 
  - That is a stupid statement  dogday   Mar-31-08 03:05 PM   #137 
  - The baby is never punishment.  moriah   Mar-31-08 02:22 PM   #51 
  - Don't tell that to a person who didn't want the baby  Debi   Mar-31-08 02:37 PM   #86 
  - Good. All babies should be wanted. Isn't that what pro-choice means?  orangepeel68   Mar-31-08 02:22 PM   #53 
  - there is somthing seriously wrong with you. feh.  Whisp   Mar-31-08 02:24 PM   #57 
  - I'm happliy single and cheerfully childfree and forcing me to have a baby against my will  Larkspur   Mar-31-08 02:25 PM   #61 
  - I agree.  NDambi   Mar-31-08 02:29 PM   #74 
  - What about the 15 yr old that gets pregnant?  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Mar-31-08 02:25 PM   #64 
  - I'm saying that if she CHOOSES to keep that baby....  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:28 PM   #72 
     - What if it is?  Milo_Bloom   Mar-31-08 02:42 PM   #93 
     - Where did Obama say he thinks a woman who chooses to have a baby  Debi   Mar-31-08 02:43 PM   #97 
     - Please re-read what Obama said.  OurVotesCount-Ohio   Mar-31-08 02:58 PM   #122 
     - What do you think of a parent who forces a 13 yr. old to have a baby against her will for whatever  flpoljunkie   Mar-31-08 03:21 PM   #170 
  - This is disingenous as hell Maddy.  Forkboy   Mar-31-08 02:29 PM   #76 
  - How wonderful for you!  rucky   Mar-31-08 02:31 PM   #79 
  - For you having the child was clearly not a punishment...  RichardRay   Mar-31-08 02:37 PM   #85 
  - Oh, good grief, Maddy. This is bullshit and you know it. Seriously, you know better than this.  EmilyAnne   Mar-31-08 02:39 PM   #88 
  - Anyone who wishes to RATIONALLY discuss this topic, I'll be glad to.  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:42 PM   #92 
  - Maddy..thanks for your openess and honestly..I support and applaud you! n/t  Oleladylib   Mar-31-08 02:44 PM   #102 
  - Is this really the reason you first got into politics?  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-31-08 02:44 PM   #103 
  - Your post was irrational.  endarkenment   Mar-31-08 02:50 PM   #113 
  - Maddy, I haven't attacked so please respond to my post  Debi   Mar-31-08 03:05 PM   #135 
  - Maddy, it's disgusting to make hay of that statement. Obama loves his kids too.  Bonobo   Mar-31-08 02:43 PM   #96 
  - Bullshit....reread his statement!!!!  Oleladylib   Mar-31-08 02:45 PM   #106 
     - So what are you saying? Obama hates children? WHAT ARE YOU SAYING?  Bonobo   Mar-31-08 02:46 PM   #108 
        - Didja read his statement...he misspoke..probably regrets it..too!  Oleladylib   Mar-31-08 02:48 PM   #111 
  - How does your son feel about being used as a human shield in a political debate?  jgraz   Mar-31-08 02:44 PM   #104 
  - Did the state force you to carry the fetus to term?  endarkenment   Mar-31-08 02:45 PM   #105 
  - Murder is against the state...Creation isn't  Oleladylib   Mar-31-08 02:45 PM   #107 
     - I'm sure there is a point there someplace.  endarkenment   Mar-31-08 02:48 PM   #112 
     - gosh it was pretty simple but let me say it s-l-o-w-e-r...  Oleladylib   Mar-31-08 03:00 PM   #125 
     - Tell us more.  Forkboy   Mar-31-08 02:58 PM   #121 
     - And abortion is legal. nt  July   Mar-31-08 03:28 PM   #178 
  - people are either free to decide, or they are not-free. and thus slaves.  meow mix   Mar-31-08 02:51 PM   #114 
  - Aren't you the same person who gave Obama people hell for taking things too literally last night?  BeyondGeography   Mar-31-08 02:53 PM   #116 
  - One thing this thread demonstrated is that there are assholes here...  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 02:53 PM   #117 
  - I agree I have been a single mom since I was 16  GoldieAZ49   Mar-31-08 02:53 PM   #118 
  - Candidate preference aside, you've been one of my favorite posters here in GD:P  Umbram   Mar-31-08 02:55 PM   #120 
  - Exactly.  Forkboy   Mar-31-08 02:59 PM   #123 
  - She Called It Baring Her Soul  Binka   Mar-31-08 03:01 PM   #127 
     - More like barring a soul.  Bornaginhooligan   Mar-31-08 03:02 PM   #131 
     - .  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 03:02 PM   #132 
     - Yeah, Maddy's the victim....  Forkboy   Mar-31-08 03:04 PM   #133 
     - Well, d'oh.  TahitiNut   Mar-31-08 03:08 PM   #141 
     - Well, I'm sorry she feels that way.  Umbram   Mar-31-08 03:10 PM   #146 
  - I'm really disappointed too  tishaLA   Mar-31-08 03:33 PM   #182 
  - wonders to self if mother sometimes calls kid shithead like grandma calls mother (n/t)...  Ysabel   Mar-31-08 03:00 PM   #124 
  - Assures you that grandmother never referred to grandchild as a "little shit."  Maddy McCall   Mar-31-08 03:01 PM   #128 
  - i know exactly what it was and it wasn't funny...  Ysabel   Mar-31-08 03:09 PM   #144 
  - your mom doesn't do THAT or does she???  Oleladylib   Mar-31-08 03:02 PM   #129 
     - my mom is dead (n/t)...  Ysabel   Mar-31-08 03:10 PM   #148 
  - you DO realize that you don't speak for ALL mothers, right?  Cheap_Trick   Mar-31-08 03:01 PM   #126 
  - easy pickins!  Oleladylib   Mar-31-08 03:04 PM   #134 
     - slim pickens  Cheap_Trick   Mar-31-08 03:15 PM   #155 
        - twon't be long...count on it...Arrogance has it's cost.  Oleladylib   Mar-31-08 03:16 PM   #157 
           - lol  Cheap_Trick   Mar-31-08 03:19 PM   #167 
  - Bravo.  TacticalPeek   Mar-31-08 03:07 PM   #138 
  - This makes me sad and disappointed  PylesMalfunction   Mar-31-08 03:09 PM   #145 
  - He said what he he has to contend with it...  Oleladylib   Mar-31-08 03:15 PM   #156 
  - LOL. Yes! It was a SEXIST statement! Flash that gender card as often as possible!  GarbagemanLB   Mar-31-08 03:17 PM   #158 
  - shucks...thank you for agreeing!  Oleladylib   Mar-31-08 03:18 PM   #160 
  - Thanks for putting words in my mouth!  PylesMalfunction   Mar-31-08 03:29 PM   #179 
  - Just keep on beating down anyone who is not for the Man.  Mags   Mar-31-08 03:18 PM   #162 
     - You're so right!  PylesMalfunction   Mar-31-08 03:31 PM   #180 
  - Sometimes it's like being airlifted into a Free Republic forum. nt  Vinca   Mar-31-08 03:18 PM   #163 
  - under sniper fire  tishaLA   Mar-31-08 03:35 PM   #184 
     - at 3am  anonymous171   Mar-31-08 03:44 PM   #188 
  - It bothers me that you're contorting yourself to take offense at a simple pro-choice statement.  impeachdubya   Mar-31-08 03:18 PM   #164 
  - Thanks Maddy this single parent  BlueIdaho   Mar-31-08 03:24 PM   #174 
  - Have you considered that your experience may not be shared by everyone?  Mooney   Mar-31-08 03:24 PM   #175 
  - locking.  wakemeupwhenitsover   Mar-31-08 03:45 PM   #190 

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