March for Life: Pro life and pro woman go hand in hand

posted at 12:41 pm on January 22, 2016 by Dustin Siggins

Today is the March for Life, held every year in Washington on the anniversary of Roe v Wade. LifeSiteNews is partnering with The Ed Morrissey Show on an afternoon podcast today at 3 ET. Dustin Siggins offers his own perspective (not LSN’s) on the issues of life as a guest post in connection to the theme for this year’s March for Life.

The March for Life’s theme this year is “Pro-Life, Pro-Woman.” The concept embodies a lot – examining the harm of abortion to women, encouraging women to adopt instead of abort, and generally empowering women who are abandoned by the fathers of their children to choose life.

These are all worthwhile ideas that will save untold numbers of born and unborn lives from death and destruction. But like so many other policies on both sides of the abortion fight, they only look to stop abortions after a baby has been conceived.

For abortion supporters, abortion prevention largely consists of blaming men who abandon women, and encouraging the use of birth control. Many on both sides of the abortion debate back government programs that ineptly replace supportive communities, and poorly substitute bureaucrats who for parents.

Christ certainly ordered people to help their neighbors, but he didn’t force charity at the point of a gun. Likewise, there is no Biblical requirement to use the power of government to mandate maternity or paternity leave — economically harmful policies that do little besides expand the power of government.

To be truly pro-woman is to treat women equally — acknowledging that women have the same sexual responsibility feminists rightly demand of men — especially before pregnancy. And according to the pro-abortion research group Guttmacher, more than 98 percent of abortions are done to babies conceived through consensual sexual activity.

Responsibility isn’t sexist. If you don’t want an unintended pregnancy in your life, don’t engage in sexual intercourse — a method of birth control that is 100 percent effective.

It is also distinctly in the interests of women to abstain from sexual intercourse until they are married to a responsible man. When a child is begotten, it is the mother left holding the bag, not the guy who took off after getting her pregnant or coerced her to get an abortion.

Additionally, women should stop using contraceptives. These drugs and devices cause grievous harm to women’s bodies and often double as abortifacients. They also allow sexually irresponsible men to use and abuse women.

Being pro-woman is more than just preventing death once a child is conceived, or using government programs to stand in for true parenting and community support. It includes the same types of hard truths that loving parents give to their children every day, and is worlds away from a top-down authoritarianism that enables irresponsible behavior.

In short, being pro-woman involves both sexes being equally responsible for their bodies and their sex lives. Bashing men is only half the equation; it takes two to tango (and impregnate).

Today’s protest, projected to be a hundred thousand strong, is an opportunity to turn mainstream liberal feminism on its head. Reminding women of their real power, including their ability to be sexually responsible, would be quite the coup.


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What say you, Mr I-Support-Late-Term-Abortion Trump?

RblDiver on January 22, 2016 at 12:47 PM

The Hill [email protected] 3m3 minutes ago

Paul unveils bill to give the unborn constitutional rights as #MarchForLife rallies in D.C.: http://hill.cm/4awcnaG

https://twitter.com/thehill

canopfor on January 22, 2016 at 12:47 PM

Being “pro-life” (as the anti-abortion people define it), and being pro-WOMAN (as the pro-choicers define it) CAN NOT go “hand-in-hand.” … It’s impossible.

Being “pro-woman” (as the pro-choicers define it) means DEFIANCE of the biological truths of human reproduction.

Failure to express defiance against the biological truths of human reproduction, as pertains to women, means YOU obviously want all women to be married, barefoot, pregnant, and in the kitchen … you male chauvinist PIG, you.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 12:55 PM

anyone whose priority is actually decreasing abortions, and not enforcing religious morality, must strongly support as much access to borth control and sex education as possible.

encouraging adoption is also crucial. as is eeucating the risks of abortion. as is de-stigmatizing unwed pregnancy so that young girls don’t feel they have to end a pregnancy.

But if you are anti birth control or sex education, then you simply don’t care about reducing abortion.

everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 12:56 PM

MeanWhile, today in Kansas:
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abortion
2h
Kansas appeals court upholds lower courts ruling striking down ban on ‘dismemberment abortion’ – @kcurkyle
Read more on kcur.org

http://kcur.org/post/kansas-appeals-court-rules-state-constitution-provides-right-abortion#stream/0
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sam zeff [email protected] 2h2 hours ago

sam zeff Retweeted Kyle Palmer

Here’s the link to the Appeals Court opinion http://www.kscourts.org/Cases-and-Opin

http://www.kscourts.org/Cases-and-Opinions/opinions/CtApp/2016/20160122/114153.pdf
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Kyle Palmer [email protected] 2h2 hours ago

KS Court of Appeals decision on abortion law was split 7-7. Future appeals are a near certainty. @samzeff @kcur @stevekraske

Kyle Palmer [email protected] 2h2 hours ago

Appeals decision: KS law resembles a NE law that “unduly burdens abortion rights”. @kcur @BreakingNews @KCStar

Kyle Palmer [email protected] 2h2 hours ago

Ct of Appeals says lower court was right to determine KS Constitution “provides a right to abortion” #ksleg @kcur @KansasVoices @KHIorg

Kyle Palmer [email protected] 2h2 hours ago

Quotes and analysis coming from today’s KS Court of Appeals case Hodes v. Schmidt) from @kcur and @DanMargolies

https://twitter.com/kcurkyle

canopfor on January 22, 2016 at 12:56 PM

The Hill [email protected] 3m3 minutes ago

Paul unveils bill to give the unborn constitutional rights as #MarchForLife rallies in D.C.: http://hill.cm/4awcnaG

https://twitter.com/thehill
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canopfor on January 22, 2016 at 12:47 PM

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Sounds good to me … make it so.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 12:57 PM

That thousands would rally despite the looming snowstorm says all that needs to be said about the values of those who oppose killing children for the convenience of the vessel.

The snow just started here in DC (on schedule) but there is real warmth in my heart that individuals are willing to stand up and oppose this barbarity. It is truly a shame that Trump is one of those who is anti-life.

Happy Nomad on January 22, 2016 at 12:58 PM

everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 12:56 PM

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You … will … NEVER … escape recognition of God, and His morality thereof.

It can’t be done.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 12:58 PM

MeanWhile:

Kansas, US
2h
Kansas appeals court upholds lower courts ruling striking down ban on ‘dismemberment abortion’ – @kcurkyle
Read more on kcur.org

http://kcur.org/post/kansas-appeals-court-rules-state-constitution-provides-right-abortion#stream/0
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http://www.kscourts.org/Cases-and-Opinions/opinions/CtApp/2016/20160122/114153.pdf

canopfor on January 22, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Additionally, women should stop using contraceptives. These drugs and devices cause grievous harm to women’s bodies and often double as abortifacients. They also allow sexually irresponsible men to use and abuse women.

Oy. Are they permitted to use the rhythm method or is that also verbotten?

whatcat on January 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM

canopfor on January 22, 2016 at 12:47 PM

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Sounds good to me … make it so.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 12:57 PM

listens2glenn: Agreed:)

canopfor on January 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Rand Paul introduces Life at Conception Act: https://www.paul.senate.gov/news/press/sen-rand-paul-introduces-life-at-conception-act

iwasbornwithit on January 22, 2016 at 1:05 PM

Remember when Trump was very pro-choice?

http://dailycaller.com/2015/07/08/donald-trump-in-1999-i-am-very-pro-choice-video/

oh, but wait……that was the 1999 version.

PappyD61 on January 22, 2016 at 1:06 PM

But if you are anti birth control or sex education, then you simply don’t care about reducing abortion.
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everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 12:56 PM

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Amish do fine without it … why can’t the rest of society?

Oh, they do “conceive” in pre-marital situations, and then come’s the “shotgun wedding.”

But an Amish couple who are in fact married due to such a situation have a much better chance of staying together, and providing a REAL “family environment for their children, than any godless, anti-theist “English.”

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Everdiso…weird who you hold to account and who you don’t for the slaughter of human innocents.

CWforFreedom on January 22, 2016 at 1:09 PM

anyone whose priority is actually decreasing abortions, and not enforcing religious morality, must strongly support as much access to borth control and sex education as possible.

There are PLENTY of pro-life atheists out there. Nice try, though.

DethMetalCookieMonst on January 22, 2016 at 1:13 PM

Everdiso…weird who you hold to account and who you don’t for the slaughter of human innocents.

CWforFreedom on January 22, 2016 at 1:09 PM

Leftist thinking is never all that rational, or logical.

NotCoach on January 22, 2016 at 1:15 PM

But if you are anti birth control or sex education, then you simply don’t care about reducing abortion.

everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Okay, since the overwhelming majority of us are not anti either of those things, then you have no objections to the opposition of abortion.

So does that mean you care about reducing abortion? If so, can you explain why?

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Many on both sides of the abortion debate back government programs that ineptly replace supportive communities, and poorly substitute bureaucrats who for parents.
– Dusty

Wha?

verbaluce on January 22, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Very good write up, Mr. Siggins. Excellent points all.

Cleombrotus on January 22, 2016 at 1:22 PM

Additionally, women should stop using contraceptives. These drugs and devices cause grievous harm to women’s bodies and often double as abortifacients. They also allow sexually irresponsible men to use and abuse women.

Are you including condoms in this condemnation of contraceptives, Dustin?

herm2416 on January 22, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Wha?

verbaluce on January 22, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Not hard to understand. Replace supportive communities with federal programs that do the job a tenth as well for ten times the cost, and use the education system to indoctrinate children with government values rather than let the parent raise the children with their own values.

If it takes a village to raise a child, leave it to the village and keep the feds out of our collective hair.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 1:24 PM

I’ll ask again today: Why hasn’t everdiso been banned yet?

Nutstuyu on January 22, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Additionally, women should stop using contraceptives. These drugs and devices cause grievous harm to women’s bodies and often double as abortifacients. They also allow sexually irresponsible men to use and abuse women.

Are you including condoms in this condemnation of contraceptives, Dustin?

herm2416 on January 22, 2016 at 1:24 PM

Unless you think women use male condoms, and/or you think the critique of certain men as “sexually irresponsible” to mean anything other than their own neglect to use contraception, I can’t think of a single way to interpret this that reasonably includes condoms.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 1:26 PM

Christ certainly ordered people to help their neighbors, but he didn’t force charity at the point of a gun. Likewise, there is no Biblical requirement to use the power of government to mandate maternity or paternity leave — economically harmful policies that do little besides expand the power of government.

Additionally, women should stop using contraceptives.
– Dusty

Ed?
This is what you go with for a Pro-life commentary today?
I don’t think Christ ‘ordered’ you to. So, did someone point a gun at you?
Seriously…did you read this?
Is Dusty a friend’s kid?

verbaluce on January 22, 2016 at 1:34 PM

For those of you on the West Coast, the Walk for Life West Coast is tomorrow Saturday January 23 in San Francisco.

50,000+ Walkers are expected, so you will be among friends

Here is a link for more details:

Info Faire

11:00AM to 12:30PM – Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco

Walk for Life Main Event

12:30 – 1:30 – Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco

Rally: 12:30 to 1:30PM

Walk: 1:30PM

Speakers include:

Emmanuel, David Daleiden, Uju Ekeocha, and Pastor Clenard Childress

http://www.walkforlifewc.com/event-info/event-schedule/

wren on January 22, 2016 at 1:37 PM

anyone whose priority is actually decreasing abortions, and not enforcing religious morality, must strongly support as much access to borth control and sex education as possible.

encouraging adoption is also crucial. as is eeucating the risks of abortion. as is de-stigmatizing unwed pregnancy so that young girls don’t feel they have to end a pregnancy.

But if you are anti birth control or sex education, then you simply don’t care about reducing abortion.

everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 12:56 PM

We do encourage adoption, and there are programs like Rachel’s Vineyard to assist moms in keeping their babies. The moms need our help just as much as the babies.

And as for artificial birth control, most (like the pill) are abortifacients, that can prevent implantation of a fertilized egg. They also come with nasty side effects (just watch all the commercials trolling for clients among women adversely affected by oral and other birth controls, including the various IUDs and implanted BCs.

Ward Cleaver on January 22, 2016 at 1:38 PM

Unless you think women use male condoms, and/or you think the critique of certain men as “sexually irresponsible” to mean anything other than their own neglect to use contraception, I can’t think of a single way to interpret this that reasonably includes condoms.
The Schaef

He made a blanket statement…I merely called him on it. Women DO use male condoms, via their partner. I’m not arguing with you, I simply think that Dustin is giving us a poor construct here.

herm2416 on January 22, 2016 at 1:48 PM

Okay, since the overwhelming majority of us are not anti either of those things, then you have no objections to the opposition of abortion.

So does that mean you care about reducing abortion? If so, can you explain why?

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 1:21 PM

nobody likes abortion. the only question is how do we best go about reducing them?

reality has shown that banning abortion and birth control and sex education, and making moral outcasts of pregnant teens, is counterproductive to the effort to reduce abortions, so why would we consider those our best tools to reduce it?

reality has shown that increased access to birth control and sex education massively lowers teen pregnancy and abortions, so why would we not use these tools to reduce it?

as for why i’m against it, there are many reasons.

while life clearly doesn’t start at fertilization (which is why we don’t consider miscarriages as our children who died), it is clear that it does start in the womb at some point, and we’d be much better off not coming anywhere close to the line of killing viable humans. what’s more, science will only continue to move the viability line closer and closer to fertilization, so a fixed rule is impossible anyways.

also, abortion is a serious surgical procedure, with serious potential physical and mental side effects. Anything we can do to avoid that is good.

also, with so many unable to have kids of their own, it only makes sense to use this as a good solution to unwanted pregnancies.

Anyone who claims to care about reducing abortions, but supports blocking access to birth control and sex education, and villifying pregnant teens, is a just a liar concerned only with enforcing their religious sexual morality.

everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 1:59 PM

You … will … NEVER … escape recognition of God, and His morality thereof.

It can’t be done.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 12:58 PM

Which god? Vishnu or Ahura Mazda?

antisense on January 22, 2016 at 2:05 PM

Additionally, women should stop using contraceptives. These drugs and devices cause grievous harm to women’s bodies and often double as abortifacients. They also allow sexually irresponsible men to use and abuse women.

The rest of the piece would have remained effective up until here. It’s inclusion was unnecessary and undermines the prior valid points.

Ricard on January 22, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Additionally, women should stop using contraceptives. These drugs and devices cause grievous harm to women’s bodies and often double as abortifacients. They also allow sexually irresponsible men to use and abuse women.

Lol. Most women do use them.

Give it up. We all know you don’t actually care about babies, or you wold be supporting those very contraceptives. They prevent a child from existing in the first place.

This is all actually about controlling women in society. If they cannot choose when to become pregnant, they have lost agency in their lives.

Your agenda is to make more soldiers for your god and to take money from them to fund your church. Super double bonus in making women 2nd class citizens with fewer rights as well.

antisense on January 22, 2016 at 2:09 PM

But if you are anti birth control or sex education, then you simply don’t care about reducing abortion.

everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 12:56 PM

I believe the data show that teen pregnancies and abortions went UP, not down, after these things were widely introduced.

Ricard on January 22, 2016 at 2:12 PM

everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Quit while you’re behind.

Re Trump, my estimation of him goes up exponentially if he expresses a sincere regret for his past pro-abortion views.

22044 on January 22, 2016 at 2:13 PM

Anyone who claims to care about reducing abortions, but supports blocking access to birth control and sex education, and villifying pregnant teens, is a just a liar concerned only with enforcing their religious sexual morality.

everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Birth control and sex education isn’t enough. Some form of morality must come into play. If one just thinks of oneself as an animal simply satisfying primal urges then who cares if the consequence of sex (a baby) is killed?

darwin on January 22, 2016 at 2:15 PM

while life clearly doesn’t start at fertilization (which is why we don’t consider miscarriages as our children who died),

everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Yes, you baby-killing moron… we do consider them our children. And we mourn them and we remember them forever. Ask any mom who has lost a baby through miscarriage. I will concede you probably don’t consider them your children until the court order goes through for child support, but mothers are a little different.

And life doesn’t start at fertilization? How science denying do you want to get to support your ideology?

Is a heartbeat a sign of life you recognize? That starts at 3-4 weeks, right about the time a woman first realizes she’s pregnant.

Dolce Far Niente on January 22, 2016 at 2:30 PM

God bless the Children, parents, and supporters of this Pro-life march.

Always on the side of life, is the best place to be.

portlandon on January 22, 2016 at 2:31 PM

I love how baby-killers pretend this is the 1940s, or the 1890s.

Please name any woman of child bearing age who did not get sex ed at school. Name the school district while you’re at it. Then let’s discuss why these sex-educated women still don’t know that sex leads to babies.

Please name any legislation ever implemented or even introduced since Roe . Wade that sought to make contraception illegal.

Men like everdiso though, looooove them some chemical contraception, and for the same reason they love abortion; otherwise they are forced to take responsibility for a) strapping a condom on their own johnson, or b) living up to the responsibilities of being a father (not just a child-support payer) to the children they conceive women they want to have sex with.

I’m always amused when its all about women’s rights when pro-abort men start discussing baby-killing. What these guys want is women who are chemically spayed, so they can have their fun.

Dolce Far Niente on January 22, 2016 at 2:40 PM

everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Quit while you’re behind.

Re Trump, my estimation of him goes up exponentially if he expresses a sincere regret for his past pro-abortion views.

22044 on January 22, 2016 at 2:13 PM

…and yet, he will still appoint New York liberal values judges. Pay no attention to what he says today. Look at what he DID yesterday.

Donald Trump can’t be trusted with the presidency of the United States. It’s do or die time for America. Will we follow a charlatan down the rabbit hole, or will we take a stand in support of the foundation of this country – the Constitution.

Please vote for Ted Cruz.

ReaganCajun on January 22, 2016 at 2:44 PM

nobody likes abortion.

Why?

the only question is how do we best go about reducing them?

Why would we?

while life clearly doesn’t start at fertilization (which is why we don’t consider miscarriages as our children who died)

I think you’d better stand at least ten feet away from any woman who’s lost a baby before you say that.

what’s more, science will only continue to move the viability line closer and closer to fertilization, so a fixed rule is impossible anyways.

Not if you make fertilization the fixed rule. That’s a clear starting line.

Anything we can do to avoid that is good.

Except abortion supporters oppose any and all legislation “to avoid that”.

also, with so many unable to have kids of their own, it only makes sense to use this as a good solution to unwanted pregnancies.

Post facto birth control. Monstrous.

Anyone who claims to care about reducing abortions, but supports blocking access to birth control and sex education, and villifying pregnant teens, is a just a liar concerned only with enforcing their religious sexual morality.

everdiso on January 22, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Well, like I said, that number is rather minuscule so your idea of supporting abortion is villifying a straw man.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 2:55 PM

You … will … NEVER … escape recognition of God, and His morality thereof.

It can’t be done.
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listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 12:58 PM

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Which god? Vishnu or Ahura Mazda?
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antisense on January 22, 2016 at 2:05 PM

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The One (and only one) Who is ALIVE … who is also willing to forgive you for rejecting Him, right up to your dying moment, but only if you acknowledge your need for Him.

Should you go past that dying moment, without accepting Him, you’re beyond the “point of no return.”

You’re not going to be able to stand before Him, and claim:

“IT’S NOT FAIR … All of Your servants back on earth were too inadequate to convince me that You’re REAL … it’s all their fault … I couldn’t help failing to believe in You, with those idiot servants of Yours, who were such evangelical FAILURES…”

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 3:05 PM

Please vote for Ted Cruz.

ReaganCajun on January 22, 2016 at 2:44 PM

I have doubts that Cruz could win the general. He’s also subject to attacks from the media and negative ads.

Trump brushes off the media like gnats.

Trump attracts people across all walks of life. The fact that the establishment and supposed conservative eggheads attack him only bolsters his support from people who don’t want someone tied to a specific ideology.

Trump wants an America first agenda. That’s appealing to a lot of people.

There is nothing wrong with a platform that says we must put Americans and America first. I think people have been waiting to hear that for decades.

darwin on January 22, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Trump wants an America first agenda.

darwin on January 22, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Trump is first and foremost a promoter; there’s really no telling what he actually wants.

Ricard on January 22, 2016 at 3:20 PM

oh ya no birth control, abstinence works! just ask bristol palin.
HAW HAW HAW

brushingmyhair on January 22, 2016 at 3:43 PM

This is all actually about controlling women in society. If they cannot choose when to become pregnant, they have lost agency in their lives.

Your agenda is to make more soldiers for your god and to take money from them to fund your church. Super double bonus in making women 2nd class citizens with fewer rights as well.

antisense on January 22, 2016 at 2:09 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

Oh…you’re serious….

Hank_Scorpio on January 22, 2016 at 3:45 PM

If they cannot choose when to become pregnant, they have lost agency in their lives.

antisense on January 22, 2016 at 2:09 PM

Um… abortion has nothing to do with choosing when to become pregnant. It is a literal, medical requirement that one be pregnant prior to aborting a pregnancy.

Do you even biology?

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 3:49 PM

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 3:49 PM

At least he’s aptly named….

Hank_Scorpio on January 22, 2016 at 4:01 PM

March for Life: Pro life and pro woman go hand in hand

*eyeroll*

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 4:07 PM

March for Life: Pro life and pro woman go hand in hand

*eyeroll*

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 4:07 PM

Typical response in lieu of anything constructive to add.

But it’s to be expcected from the same people who think the moon landing was faked.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 4:08 PM

oh ya no birth control, abstinence works! just ask bristol palin.
HAW HAW HAW
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brushingmyhair on January 22, 2016 at 3:43 PM

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HAR HAR HAR…abstinence works everytime it’s practiced…HAWHAWHAW…it’s only when people FAIL to practice it, that it can’t work…HAHAHAHAHAHAHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHEEHEEHEEHEE
(Oh, my gut hurts after that…)
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I believe it is your ‘sarcastic point’, that:

It’s unreasonable to expect today’s American teenagers and young adults to stay true to the constant practice of sexual abstinence, until marriage.

Yes, or no?

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 4:12 PM

Amish do fine without it … why can’t the rest of society?

Oh, they do “conceive” in pre-marital situations, and then come’s the “shotgun wedding.”

But an Amish couple who are in fact married due to such a situation have a much better chance of staying together, and providing a REAL “family environment for their children, than any godless, anti-theist “English.”

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 1:08 PM

Why don’t you spend a year living the amish lifestyle and then report back?

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 4:12 PM

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Beautifully said. Having suffered three miscarriages before giving birth three (very high risk) times, I appreciate what you said about miscarriages. Every year, I mark those due dates….I still mourn them, decades later.

herm2416 on January 22, 2016 at 4:13 PM

Which god? Vishnu or Ahura Mazda?

antisense on January 22, 2016 at 2:05 PM

*raises hand*

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 4:15 PM

March for Life: Pro life and pro woman go hand in hand

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*eyeroll*
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Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 4:07 PM

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That’s pretty much what I said about it, up above.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 4:15 PM

Beautifully said. Having suffered three miscarriages before giving birth three (very high risk) times, I appreciate what you said about miscarriages. Every year, I mark those due dates….I still mourn them, decades later.

herm2416 on January 22, 2016 at 4:13 PM

I am sorry for your loss, and doubly sorry that people can be so callous towards your tragedy. My wife is believed to have APS which contributed to two early miscarriages for her. Her OB helped diagnose and recommend treatment, and now we’ve got four healthy boys.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 4:17 PM

Good for you! That is WONderful!

herm2416 on January 22, 2016 at 4:24 PM

I have doubts that Cruz could win the general. He’s also subject to attacks from the media and negative ads.

darwin on January 22, 2016 at 3:10 PM

Man, I can think of better reasons to vote for him but those are two good ones right there

The only people who are saying, ” He can’t win the general” are people who would have normally voted for him but we’re scared off.

Additionally, consider that if this country cannot chose correctly between a man like Tex Cruz and two corrupt and anti-American geriatrics like Sanders and Clinton then, seriously, what’s the point of voting at all and how in the world is electing Trump gonna do anything to address THAT circumstance?

Cleombrotus on January 22, 2016 at 4:27 PM

Amish do fine without it … why can’t the rest of society?

Oh, they do “conceive” in pre-marital situations, and then come’s the “shotgun wedding.”

But an Amish couple who are in fact married due to such a situation have a much better chance of staying together, and providing a REAL “family environment for their children, than any godless, anti-theist “English.”
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listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 1:08 PM

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Why don’t you spend a year living the amish lifestyle and then report back?
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Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 4:12 PM

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I’ve already spent the last ten years in constant, close contact with them, and will continue to do so.

We (the “English”) don’t have to give-up being connected to the commercial power-grid, give-up in-house phone service, give-up TV, radios, and computers, trade our cars for ‘horse ‘n’ buggies’, dress in “bland” colored clothing, wear straw hats (for the men) or bonnets (for the ladies), and (for the married men) grow a beard with no mustache … to be able to successfully practice sexual abstinence, outside of marriage.
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That was my point.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Why don’t you spend a year living the amish lifestyle and then report back?

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 4:12 PM

Wow…that was…meaningless…

Ricard on January 22, 2016 at 4:52 PM

… to be able to successfully practice sexual abstinence, outside of marriage.
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That was my point.

listens2glenn on January 22, 2016 at 4:31 PM

But why should we? Healthy sexual behavior is major part of humanity. The denial of it is frankly sick (as in literally it harms your health, as well as being deranged in general). Can people engage in unhealthy sexual behaviors? Of course, but the answer is not prohibition. That’s a coward’s way.

Moderation.

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 5:41 PM

The denial of it is frankly sick.

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 5:41 PM

No one is denying anything. They are only recommending taking responsibility for the physical, emotional and spiritual consequences tied to the action. If you can’t do that then you shouldn’t engage.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 5:45 PM

No one is denying anything. They are only recommending taking responsibility for the physical, emotional and spiritual consequences tied to the action. If you can’t do that then you shouldn’t engage.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 5:45 PM

No, L2G was explicitly promoting abstinence.

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 5:54 PM

No, L2G was explicitly promoting abstinence.

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 5:54 PM

Exactly. If you can’t take responsibility for sex, don’t engage in sex.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 5:56 PM

Exactly. If you can’t take responsibility for sex, don’t engage in sex.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 5:56 PM

That’s not what abstinence is. Abstinence is ‘regardless of how responsible you are, don’t engage in sex.”

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 5:59 PM

That’s not what abstinence is. Abstinence is ‘regardless of how responsible you are, don’t engage in sex.”

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 5:59 PM

Abstinence is, if you’re ready to make that level of physical and emotional commitment to someone, you’re ready to marry them.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 6:06 PM

Abstinence is, if you’re ready to make that level of physical and emotional commitment to someone, you’re ready to marry them.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 6:06 PM

No, that’s you redefining the term entirely.

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 6:24 PM

No, that’s you redefining the term entirely.

Tlaloc on January 22, 2016 at 6:24 PM

I am not redefining anything; that’s what you do when you cast aside two thousand scientific studies to embrace Webster’s. I am doing nothing more than making observations based on the real, measurable effect of intimate relationships with other persons.

In other words, I’m being grown up about sex while you’re treating it as a 15-year-old horndog might. But who would expect anything less from you, the same people who think Adam Sandler movies are the pinnacle of American cinema.

The Schaef on January 22, 2016 at 7:34 PM