"In the meantime, let me explain one thing. I've been very clear that my PERSONAL views are my own, and in general, I do not believe in making laws to force others to conform to my PERSONAL beliefs of right and wrong. That may be hard for you to understand, as it is a very Libertarian concept. If you let that sink in, you may be able to understand me where I am coming from a little better."
Why in the world would that be hard for me to understand? That is precisely the view that many people across the political spectrum hold. Many Catholic Democrats, for example, hold that view when it comes to abortion.
"Gal, this is what I actually said, a little different from how you remembered it?"
Yes, because I also remember comments like these that make it seem like you do not support abortions at 15 weeks for women who are not rape or ------ victims, which means you do not support Roe:
I ask, if a fetus isn't a human being, what is it? And who gets to define that? Apparently there is no real definition, it is the mother's choice whether or not her fetus is a human being. An expectant mother (Liberal or Conservative) generally refers to her fetus as a baby, names him/her/they/them. Talks to them, feels love, takes steps to protect them and grieves their loss if they miscarry. But if the child is unwanted, IT is not human, not a baby, not loved, not protected from harm, okay to destroy. It is hard to wrap my head around that. It is either a human being or not.
#67 | POSTED BY MIRANDA
I strongly believe that ripping a 15 week fetus from limb to limb, crushing its skull and sucking it out in pieces is barbaric. Having a good reason (rape or ------) doesn't make it any less barbaric. HOWEVER, forcing a rape victim, especially a young child to endure the trauma of carrying a baby and give birth is ALSO barbaric. Two horrible outcomes. It isn't feasible to judge each situation case by case. So I would land on the side of protecting the mother over the fetus in cases of rape.
#22 | POSTED BY MIRANDA7