jackspratt wrote:Another relevant test - had he been around then, what part of the bus would Obama have sat in during 1954 in Montgomery, Alabama?
KHONDAHM wrote:Why oh why would the GOP ever think the Southern Strategy still works in the year 2012? "
Khun Paul wrote:Now apart from the race card which is a dead duck as far as I can ascertain, we now have the card that is raised by the R epublicans about Contraception.
When do Amnericans ( those with a brain ) realise that it is a womans right to decide what she is doing with her body not some religious bashing political party that decides whether or not she has a baby.
I agree that in some cases religion does pay a part in deciding about contraception ( like the Catholics although in the main many turn a blind eye to that ) , these days with the ever increasing cost of bringing up children to foist upon a woman the legal ramifications of going against what her party believes in about contraception just feels a rule/law too far.
A lont time ago it was an issue, nowadays no-one I know pays much attention to it, either the Pill ( if you are in a stable relationship) or a Condom is used due to other prevalent health risks both are considered contraception. So why would a political party do away with those acceptable methods when it is saying ok helth risks notwithstanding wew do not agree. if the future of America is decided on whether Contraception is allowed or not , then I pity Americans .
parrot wrote:I know you said that in jest. They've roadblocked virtually every program to get our economy back on its feet over the past 4 years. Their economic policies are the single issue that would keep me from voting Republican. Not that there's any shortage of other issues, but Republican economic policies are at the top of the list.
Laan Yaa Mo wrote:What exactly is the Southern Strategy?
Ricohoc wrote:It would be nice if you'd do some research before you pontificate. The contraception issue is not about Republicans not wanting women to have it. There are numerous Republicans who are pro-choice -- the nice way to say that they're in favor of abortion.
The contraception issue is about religious groups (Jews, Christians, Catholics) and the religions themselves being forced to provide contraception, which is against their teachings. It is the government forcing their doctrine on people and violates the First Amendment to the Constitution.
A prescription of birth control pills is about $12 per month. There is no shortage in receiving them, and I have never ever heard of anyone being denied them. This issue has not been introduced by the Secular Left to provide birth control as much as it is being used as another intrusion by imposing big government mandates into private decisions.
Ricohoc wrote:It would be nice if you'd do some research before you pontificate
It is the government forcing their doctrine on people and violates the First Amendment to the Constitution.
.to determine gestation age
Ricohoc wrote:For those unfamiliar with abortion law in the US, gestation age must be determined, since it illegal to abort beyond a certain period of time.
jackspratt wrote:Ricohoc wrote:For those unfamiliar with abortion law in the US, gestation age must be determined, since it illegal to abort beyond a certain period of time.
If that is the case, how has gestation age been determined in the many years preceding this new legislation?
Has it involved invasive body penetration?
Ricohoc wrote:As usual, certain individuals leave out important components in their political claims. This contraception issue and the changing of the topic to Virginia's ultrasound law is no different.
Here is a link to the official legislation: http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504 ... +sum+SB484
Here is the reason for the legislation:.to determine gestation age
For those unfamiliar with abortion law in the US, gestation age must be determined, since it illegal to abort beyond a certain period of time.
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