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The abortion wars return

By johnboy - 14 September 2012 49

anti-abortion protest

ACT Health’s offices at the Corner of Moore and Alinga Street have been mercifully clear of pro and anti abortion protests for the last few months while the achingly slow pavement works have been underway.

But the sculpture is back and with it the devout.

(Also a lady in a snazzy red coat with no connection to the building or the protestors)

What’s Your opinion?


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49 Responses to
The abortion wars return
Woody Mann-Caruso 7:22 pm 14 Sep 12

Nevertheless, they are wrong in this, and I object to them attempting to inflict their obnoxious wrong-headed ideas on other people through activities such as this little demonstration.

Gee. I hope they don’t think you’re wrong, and object to you trying to inflict your obnoxious wrong-headed ideas on other people through activities such as commenting on a website. It’d be a swirling vortex of stupid. Smart people might get hurt.

kakosi 6:37 pm 14 Sep 12

Whatever happened to “judge not less you be judged”?

I had a friend who was a decent guy and a priest and he often said “if men could get pregnant abortion would be a sacrament”.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 6:06 pm 14 Sep 12

It’s not that they are occupying some space, it’s that they are narrating women going through a damn tough time.

farnarkler 5:13 pm 14 Sep 12

If it’s what they believe then who cares if they occupy a little bit of open space in West Civic? They’re just like the Mormons knocking on doors.

Can I have the minute or so back that I’ve just spent reading the post, the comments and typing this!!?

p1 4:59 pm 14 Sep 12

LSWCHP said :

There is no way that a gang of absolute strangers who know nothing of the woman or her circumstances have any right to participate in the decision in any way unless the woman invites them to do so.

I agree. What is more, it is incredibly rude to make assumptions about other people and be judgemental. My mum would give me a clip over the ear for giving the kind of attitude to strangers their oldies do (albeit very passively). I’m always shocked when old people are rude and arrogant. For some reason (probably that when you are a kid you only tend to associate with a very small pool of old people who love you) I always expect old people to uphold a certain level of public decency.

troll-sniffer 4:04 pm 14 Sep 12

schmeah said :

Snave81 said :

While their usual spot was fenced off, the oldies were on the other side of Alinga St each Friday. The lazy anti anti abortion uni students have been missing for a while.

The thing about being an old fuddy-duddy is that you tend to be retired and bored, so you spend your days figuring out ways you can encroach on the space and time of others; hence why the old dudes still manage to do their thing every Friday when the uni students don’t make a similar effort.

I went to Smiths Bookshop the other day, I was only in there for about 5 minutes. When I came out there was a cop writing a parking ticket. I went up to him and said, ‘Come on mate, how about giving a guy a break?’ He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. So I called him a pencil necked Nazi. He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having bald tires!! So I called him a sock tucking wanker. He finished the second ticket and put it on the car with the first. Then he started writing a third ticket!! This went on for about 20 minutes!

Anyway, after giving up with all the arguing, I walked around the corner to where my car was parked, and drove off……………

LSWCHP 3:54 pm 14 Sep 12

These people might be the oldest, frailest, sweetest, most white haired and lovable Grannies in the world. Nevertheless, they are wrong in this, and I object to them attempting to inflict their obnoxious wrong-headed ideas on other people through activities such as this little demonstration.

An abortion is not a happy thing, and I think that very few women would undertake such a course of action lightly. Still, the choice to do so, or to not do so, is ultimately up to the woman involved. There is no way that a gang of absolute strangers who know nothing of the woman or her circumstances have any right to participate in the decision in any way unless the woman invites them to do so.

schmeah 3:01 pm 14 Sep 12

Snave81 said :

While their usual spot was fenced off, the oldies were on the other side of Alinga St each Friday. The lazy anti anti abortion uni students have been missing for a while.

The thing about being an old fuddy-duddy is that you tend to be retired and bored, so you spend your days figuring out ways you can encroach on the space and time of others; hence why the old dudes still manage to do their thing every Friday when the uni students don’t make a similar effort.

Snave81 2:11 pm 14 Sep 12

While their usual spot was fenced off, the oldies were on the other side of Alinga St each Friday. The lazy anti anti abortion uni students have been missing for a while.

johnboy 1:49 pm 14 Sep 12

their spot’s been covered in barricades for months.

schmeah 1:38 pm 14 Sep 12

Same old dudes, just another Friday.

Henry82 1:30 pm 14 Sep 12

I’d say they haven’t been protesting because it’s cold, rather than due to pavement works.

Holden Caulfield 11:47 am 14 Sep 12

Until the pro-lifers can come up with a better slogan than “Keep your Rosaries off my ovaries” they’ll be fighting a losing battle, haha.

Comic_and_Gamer_Nerd 11:40 am 14 Sep 12

Theswe old dinosoaur pos need to mind their own buisness.

trino212 11:25 am 14 Sep 12

#stopthetrolls !!

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