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Two protests, one bench

By johnboy - 26 August 2011 58

abortion protests

It’s trench warfare outside ACT Health’s Alinga Street offices on Friday mornings as pro and anti abortionists try to get their messages across.

RiotACT can also report we’ve started getting emails, from the anti side, demanding we remove stories relating to this issue.

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Two protests, one bench
Jim Jones 11:31 am 26 Aug 11

bryansworld said :

Henry82 said :

Who cares? – Just let the 2 old people protest. it gives them exercise and vitamin D

I care. Terminating a pregnancy is traumatic and emotional enough without some moronic bigots trying to impose their views on you and trying to make you feel guilty.

+1

bryansworld 11:25 am 26 Aug 11

Henry82 said :

Who cares? – Just let the 2 old people protest. it gives them exercise and vitamin D

I care. Terminating a pregnancy is traumatic and emotional enough without some moronic bigots trying to impose their views on you and trying to make you feel guilty.

Henry82 11:13 am 26 Aug 11

Who cares? – Just let the 2 old people protest. it gives them exercise and vitamin D

Brandi 10:57 am 26 Aug 11

China? Plenty of abortions there, and Russia too. Likely less repressive than Australia currently is when it comes to choice and family planning.

China birth rate is ~20 million, abortions 13 million, abortion pills 10 million sold, per annum.

But I agree, the anti-abortion lobby can f*** off back to Mississippi.

Mr Gillespie 10:28 am 26 Aug 11

DUB #10

You mean Russia and China (who have reputations for having repressive regimes whether or not it is actually true they have repression?) are actually as free as Australia and others in the “free world” where you at least have the right to choose what happens to your own body without prejudice?

Anyway back on topic, indeed — rape is the most aggravating circumstance that calls for the most protection for the individual to make her own choice to get rid of the waste matter that has formed as a result of the rape, otherwise it’s like denying someone the right to go to the toilet because what comes out is considered also to have “rights”, like the bacteria’s “right to life.”

DUB 10:13 am 26 Aug 11

Mr Gillespie said :

Religious fascists can f*** off back to Russia or China or some other repressed regime and go “pray” there, for their own “rights”. They aren’t welcome here.

Abortion is nobody else’s business but the woman having the operation in question.

Lol, both countries mentioned have no strong religion followers, may I add more-I have lived and worked in BOTH countries mentioned.Shows your knowledge, Mr. G.
However, I will agree with you on the point of “nobody else’s business”- what if a woman was raped and does not want child?These protesters seem narrow-minded to me.

Mr Gillespie 9:51 am 26 Aug 11

Religious fascists can f*** off back to Russia or China or some other repressed regime and go “pray” there, for their own “rights”. They aren’t welcome here.

Abortion is nobody else’s business but the woman having the operation in question.

Ben_Dover 9:48 am 26 Aug 11

Jim Jones said :

A bunch of old god-botherers who want to remove freedom of choice and return us to “the good old days” when women died of internal haemorrhaging after botched backyard abortions.

Bill Hicks said it best: “You know, and even amongst my friends – we’re all highly intelligent – they’re totally divided on the issue of abortion. Totally divided. Some of my friends think these pro-life people are just annoying idiots. Other of my friends think these pro-life people are evil f%^ks. How are we gonna have a consensus? I’m torn. I try and take the broad view and think of them as evil, annoying f****.”

Your post is both funny and original.

Skidbladnir 9:45 am 26 Aug 11

…pro and anti abortionists…

You can’t anti-abort, and while they’re against abortions and support the concept that fetuses may have rights, they havent gone so far as to be openly against abortionists.
And the side which supports abortion are not “Everybody must have an abortion” as much as supportive of women\couples having options from which to choose.

Whatever label you want to put on either group depends on your reference frame, but the ones you’ve used above managed to misrepresent both sides.

shirty_bear 9:41 am 26 Aug 11

Bill Hicks FTW

Jim Jones 9:29 am 26 Aug 11

A bunch of old god-botherers who want to remove freedom of choice and return us to “the good old days” when women died of internal haemorrhaging after botched backyard abortions.

Bill Hicks said it best: “You know, and even amongst my friends – we’re all highly intelligent – they’re totally divided on the issue of abortion. Totally divided. Some of my friends think these pro-life people are just annoying idiots. Other of my friends think these pro-life people are evil f%^ks. How are we gonna have a consensus? I’m torn. I try and take the broad view and think of them as evil, annoying f****.”

johnboy 9:27 am 26 Aug 11

just that they don’t like it.

we’ve offered them the opportunity to post their own story on the issue and await it eagerly.

Gantz 9:23 am 26 Aug 11

What were the reasons given for wanting these articles removed?

johnboy 9:16 am 26 Aug 11

Not yet Damien.

damien haas 9:06 am 26 Aug 11

“RiotACT can also report we’ve started getting emails, from the anti side, demanding we remove stories relating to this issue.”

Publish them.

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