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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 05:49 AM
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What would right wingers be saying about a raffle to win a free abortion?
They are as legal as a glock... :shrug:

The thing about this story is the fact that only TWELVE tickets have been sold :wtf:


Every week at bowling, we routinely sell 200 raffle tickets..and don't even have to offer a deadly weapon.. :rofl:
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:26 AM
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1. OMFG, that would get some heads exploding.

As far as the legality goes, how do we know the people who bought the tickets are eligible to own a handgun? Couldn't they be ex-convicts or mentally ill or something? Do we think that the people who sold the tickets did a background check?
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:28 AM
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2. Isn't being Republican a sign of mental issues?
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:33 AM
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3. I'm not sure about right wingers...
...but I know I'm disgusted and nauseated by the joking about something likes. It's a private, personal matter, not something to raffle off. It's deplorable. While I am pro choice, I believe it should be something taken seriously, not something you make a joke out of, because while before 12 weeks, a fetus is a bundle of cells, the reality is the end result if you leave it alone is a human being.
Duckie
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:40 AM
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4. I completely agree.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:30 AM
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10. Not meant to be joking.. just a comparison about perception
I do NOT advocate such a raffle, and I surely DO "understand" the implications of abortion ( participated in funding an illegal one for my best friend in 1968..Kansas, so I certainly have a dog-in-this-fight)

I merely posed the raffle comparison to point out how gunnies always argue that anythign goes because "it's legal"..but so is abortion (for the time being)
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:07 PM
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15. Guns and abortions are two different things.
And two different arguments with a whole lot of other implications. I can't get get with you on this one.
Sorry.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:11 PM
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16. no problem., we don't have to agree on everything
:hi:
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:41 AM
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5. Great post
Rec
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pintobean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 07:57 AM
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6. Sick
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mopinko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:02 AM
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7. pssst
a link might help.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:27 AM
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8. link to the glock raffle here
http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/news/articles/...

however my OP, is just a "thought-puzzle" about how a raffle something similarly controversial-yet-legal would be perceived..

I, in NO way, advocate such a raffle..
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:30 AM
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9. I was expecting a link and headline from The Onion with that one.
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 08:49 AM
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11. There is a brilliant idea in there somewhere,
We could hold just such a raffle in the heart of the bible belt, $100 a ticket, 1K max tickets sold...and the fundies would buy them out just to squelch the prize and make sure it wasn't used.

Proceeds of course to Planned Parenthood.
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:54 AM
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12. Oh my God, that's perfect! Mind if I borrow it for a letter to th editor
of my local Arizona rag?
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:56 AM
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13. Be my guest..although you might want to tweak it a bit
for instance:

winner gets a "free procedure" at a "women's clinic"..their minds will take them "there"
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:14 AM
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14. I'm pro-choice and I find the idea revolting.
Abortion is a necessary evil, not something to glorify with raffles.
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JoeyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 02:39 PM
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17. While I don't think it's an evil,
I agree it's a terrible idea for a different reason. There might be a hundred women that actually NEED those abortions and can't afford them, which means you'll have 99 women that lost out on a raffle to win a medical procedure. I'd be horrified by the idea of a raffle for cancer treatment or heart surgery, and I'm horrified by the idea of this. Competent medical treatment shouldn't be subject to the whims of fate or chance.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:40 PM
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18. We have families out here almost every weekend holding car washes & raffles
so their kid/Mom/Dad/husband/wife/grandma/grandpa can get cancer treatment. :(
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:59 PM
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19. That is a whole different tragedy ...
... and ought not be necessary.
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