22nd January 2012

“There are two laws on abortion rights being applied in the States. The first is based on the Supreme Court handing down the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973, which gave women the right to choose to have an abortion. The second law is followed by those who think that God speaks to them, and demands that they oppose by any means possible, women's abortion rights. Nothing you can say to the second group will change their mind. But fortunately for women, the real law says they can choose to have an abortion.”


11 Responses to “22nd January 2012”

  1. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    It is a choice every bit as much as it is a choice to execute a murderer is a choice. We do it for the same reasons I hope: Mercy.

    You see if we do it for convenience then life has little value. If we do it for spite then we are not very decent people.

    Only mercy maintains our civility.

    The child who will be born into the “unwanted child” situation has been shown to be far more likely to become a criminal, to become dependent upon society for some reason, to have mental illness.

    The murderous mentally ill person doesn’t deserve a death penalty but instead a release from the mental illness that torments them.

    We can set the bar so high that we can object to euthanasia for any reason, or so low that we don’t object to any reason. Somewhere between these two extremes is the reality we have to live with.

    This isn’t a matter for faith or god this is a matter for people. A testimony for our sense of mercy.

    Who among us would object to a thrashing horse with a newly broken leg being put out of its misery with a bullet to the head?

    Killing is killing and we should revere life, respect it, and do what we can to promote it, but we will never escape situations that call upon us to exhibit mercy, even in the case of murderous criminals and unwanted pregnancies.

    Before I cut a tree down, before I shoot a rodent pest in my wife’s garden, I think about the life I’m destroying. I think we should, but I don’t think absolute rules one way or the other swerve humanity.

  2. Dan Says:

    Sinjin, thats a nice way to or it.

  3. Dan Says:

    Er, damnit I was distracted. Meant to say that that was a nice way to put it that I hadn’t heard yet.

  4. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    Thanx Dan, I also misses one: I put swerve when I meant serve.

  5. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    missed, yikes!

  6. R J Says:


    you asked who objects to shooting an injured horse ????

    well, i do.

    in fact, my first reaction would be to shoot the guy

    who shot the horse…………….but that’s just me.

    i realize that a broken leg is a devastating injury

    to a horse…………..annd that in MOST cases,

    shooting them may be a kindness.

    but, sometimes vets CAN heal the animal. there

    are 3 main questions to ask :

    1) how bad is the break
    2) how old is the horse
    3) where is the break

    depending on these answers, the animal MAY
    be able to be healed.

    now, i’m not trying to be a snotty prick here……………

    i just happen to love animals (( MUCH more than

    humans )) and, i think if it MIGHT be possible

    to fix the horse, then that’s what should be done.

    ok. other than that. i liked your post…………..and

    i agree about MERCY.

    fondly, RJ

  7. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    …and of course R j, I agree if their would be any way to heal the horse, to save the animal, I’d want that before any other option. In using the proverbial race horse I was attempting to use an understanding that was ubiquitous. I promise you I’d never want to kill an animal as a first option: It must always be a last resort. That applies to aborting unborn children and putting to death murderous criminals, a last resort.

  8. Sinjin Smythe Says:

    “Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.”
    ? Adolf Hitler

  9. Jeff Says:

    Just a quick question about putting criminals to death:

    What ever gave our founding fathers the idea that regicide was such an all fired wonderful idea in the first place? If the citizens are sovereign, isn’t putting a citizen to death a form of regicide? Think about it.

  10. Leslie Says:

    Because you are a woman, it makes sense to you to deny choice to over 165,000 pre-born women annually? Where is the logic in that? Where is the love? You take away the opportunity for them to see a sunset, smell a flower, hear a symphony, taste chocolate, kiss and be kissed.

    Abortion is mean!!! Choice is a lie! Every baby is made in God’s image and is endowed with an inalienable right to life. Think about it . . .

  11. Dan Says:


    No one but a religious dimwit would equate a 3-week embryo with grown person.