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Saturday, January 20, 2018

President Donald Trump became the first sitting president to address live the anti-choice March for Life activists who are working to overturn Roe v. Wade to make abortion illegal. But the president made a bit of an error in his speech, telling them he opposes allowing women to carry their pregnancies to term, and giving birth in the ninth month. "Right now, in a number of states, the laws allow a baby to be born from his or her mother's womb in the ninth month. It is wrong. It has to change." Some believe he meant to say "torn," not "born," but video clearly shows he said "born" in the ninth month.

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Vox: "The federal government estimates that 91.4 percent of abortions in the United States are performed in the first 13 weeks of pregnancy. An estimated 1.3 percent of abortions happen later than 21 weeks into pregnancy. And none are happening on 'the final day' of pregnancy. As one abortion provider trained in late-term abortion tweeted: "There is no such thing as a ninth month abortion -- I'm a doctor who trained in late term abortions."

Gunter also wrote at HuffPo, "There are no ninth month abortions. Really. A ninth month abortion is a unicorn and so it's ridiculous to even discuss it. Terminations after 24 weeks are for severe fetal anomalies."

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Here's the article title I was trying unsuccessfully to shorten:

Internet Mocks Trump for Telling Anti-Choice Activists He Opposes Allowing Babies to Be Born in the Ninth Month of Pregnancy

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-19 03:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I sincerely hope the answer is zero. Otherwise, Trump's hypocrisy knows no bounds:

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How many abortions has Trump paid for through his Michael Cohen-arranged LLCs?

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In speech to March for Life, Trump makes it clear his administration wants to overturn Roe v Wade, says he will always defend "the right to life" and opposes America's "permissive abortion laws."

#2 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-19 03:39 PM | Reply

#2

He said all those things as the news crawl beneath his face talked about the porn star he paid off.

Things are getting surreal in a scuzzy sort of way.

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-19 05:41 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We're going to find out that Donald Trump paid for more than one abortion.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2018-01-19 05:42 PM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY SNIPER

Still trying to get a grip on reality? Your hero is an idiot. And he says many many stupid things. Just like you!

Did it happen or not? If it happened it is not "fake".

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-20 12:04 PM | Reply

[...] Having heard Obama mocked by conservative for years over his "57 states" comment, I couldn't resist posting this.

#7 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-20 12:09 PM | Reply

Besides it is just so much fun to mock Trump. He makes it so easy.

#8 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-20 12:49 PM | Reply

"Anti-Choice"

I can't take anyone seriously who uses this kind of hyperbole. In fact, at this point I question if they're trying to sabotage the position they're claiming to support.

#9 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-20 01:08 PM | Reply

I couldn't get the video to play, I don't feel like messing with it right now, but I think he's enough of a jack-ass to say something like that on purpose just to mess with them.

#10 | Posted by LEgregius at 2018-01-20 01:11 PM | Reply

"Anti-Choice"

I can't take anyone seriously who uses this kind of hyperbole. In fact, at this point I question if they're trying to sabotage the position they're claiming to support.

It would be hyperbole if they were just against abortion, but the group is also against many forms of contraception:

The March for Life is a march against birth control.

But last year, the group behind the march, the March for Life Education Defense Fund, quietly filed a lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act. In the complaint, the group defined all hormonal birth control as abortion-inducing drugs:

Defendants seek, under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("ACA"), to require the March for Life to provide hormonal birth control items or intrauterine devices, which may prevent or dislodge the implantation of a human embryo after fertilization (hereinafter "abortifacients"). [...]

In the category of "FDA-approved contraceptives" included in the Mandate are all hormonal contraceptives, IUDs, and emergency contraception, which March for Life and its employees believe function to prevent the implantation of a human embryo after fertilization in some cases.

www.salon.com

#11 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-20 01:30 PM | Reply

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I can't take anyone seriously who uses this kind of hyperbole.

If you're trying that hard to disqualify a pro-choice viewpoint, you must not be very pro-choice.

There's no more hyperbole in the term "anti-choice" than there is in "pro-choice," "anti-abortion" or any of the other identifiers on this issue.

#13 | Posted by rcade at 2018-01-20 04:59 PM | Reply

"I can't take anyone seriously who uses this kind of hyperbole."

It's good you don't take yourself seriously, then, because neither do we.

#14 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-20 07:17 PM | Reply

Poor Donald was obviously dropped on his head when he was born. And several more times after that.

#15 | Posted by cbob at 2018-01-21 10:25 PM | Reply

The phrase "anti-choice" is as stupid and disingenuous as labeling people "anti-life".

Ditto to anyone who uses those terms.

#16 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-22 05:41 PM | Reply

Isn't "anti-abortion" the best term for what you are?

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-22 05:43 PM | Reply

The phrase "anti-choice" is as stupid and disingenuous as labeling people "anti-life".

It's an accurate phrase to describe people who are abstinence only or who only subscribe to using condoms or following the rhythm method of birth control. It's an accurate phrase to describe such people because they want to limit everyone else to the choices they champion. In doing so, these folks are aiming to restrict the choices of others when it comes to the birth control options they can choose. Hence, they are anti-choice.

#18 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-01-22 07:56 PM | Reply

#17, not in your case.

#19 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-22 08:09 PM | Reply

Then what is a better term than anti-abortion?

I like anti-abortion. It communicates clearly what the anti-abortion movement wants to do, which is outlaw abortion.

#20 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-22 11:04 PM | Reply

Then what is a better term than anti-abortion?

Anti-murder?

#21 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-22 11:25 PM | Reply

"It communicates clearly what the anti-abortion movement wants to do, which is outlaw abortion."

I prefer anti-choice. They don't want the choice of anything: abortion, birth control, sterilization.... Nor do they want education. Anti-choice.

Of course, the most apt descriptor would be control freak.

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-01-22 11:52 PM | Reply

Danforth and Snoofy are well aware of my position regarding abortion, but lest someone else wander onto this thread and read #21...I was clowning.

I think abortion is morally repugnant but I think making it illegal produces even worse outcomes, so I think abortion needs to be legal and I think the 20-22 week threshold seems to make the most sense.

#23 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-22 11:57 PM | Reply

I'm curious if you can say why you think murder needs to be legal.

#24 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-23 12:57 AM | Reply

I understand you said the alternative is worse, but what's actually worse than murder?

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-01-23 12:57 AM | Reply

#20, fair enough.

#26 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-23 09:18 AM | Reply

Worse Than Murder: www.youtube.com

#27 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-01-23 09:28 AM | Reply

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