not kidding. I’m not trying to win a rhetorical debate. I’m disturbed that you seem to be proud of creating the conditions that result in your own oppression.

I’m not oppressed. You you don’t get define what “oppression” is and force your definition on everyone else.

And maybe most people won’t lay it out like this, but I think that is really hurting us as a nation. We are too delicate in our arguments. For years, the right has thrown terms like “babykiller” and “whore” at the abortion debate and I have simply chosen to start saying all the things the left used to hold back.

I don’t judge other people. It’s beyond my pay grade.

You believe I should not have equal rights. Because of your religion.

Nope. I’m a libertarian. I acknowlege that abortion is a fact of life in the US. I just don’t believe in pussyfooting around the definition.

But you also here claim the right to tell me what is allowed based on your faith.

Actually, I don’t. I’m a libertarian. I simply believe that people who approve of abortion need to understand that they’ve decided to commit a murder for their own benefit, and not pussyfoot around it. You seem to be willing to acknowledge that, so you’re ahead of the game.

What conservatism has become is aimed directly at theocracy. And you are proud of it.

I’m not a social conservative per se. I’m a libertarian. So, don’t tell me what I’m proud of.

(removal of Khameni’s picture)

I have no idea what that has to do with anything. Khamenei is stuck in the Middle Ages, like most of the Middle Eastern theocrats. And btw, the graphic is factually incorrect. They don’t wear bukhas in Iran.

Because adoption is not a solution to unwanted pregnancy, it is a solution to unwanted parenting.

You make a distinction without a difference. You don’t get one without the other.

It’s like you do not think that 9 months matters. But it does. Being pregnant is such an intense and powerful experience and pro-life ideology erases that too.

I’ve been pregnant. I don’t require a lecture on it.

You simply do not think women are equal to men or should ever expect to be treated like human beings. And that belief is so widespread in our culture that it hurts real women every day, even if they aren’t even trying to get an abortion.

If you think that, you’re stark, raving mad.

So, here’s the deal: I am a human being. And I am a woman.

I’ll take your word for it.

The GOP does not support that. They pass policies that make it harder for women to practice safe sex. They pass policies that make it harder to get care during wanted pregnancies. They pass policies that make every pregnancy a greater burden than it has to be.

Bullshit. The GOP is not preventing you from having safe sex and they’re not preventing a pregnant woman from going to the doctor.

What you mean to say is that the GOP doesn’t want to use taxpayer money to make those two things easier for you. And if you need taxpayer money to make these easier for you because you’re a woman, than you’re the one admitting inferiority.

But everyone’s rights are not limited: that is something you embrace. That is something you want to enforce.

Actually, I don’t want to enforce anything. I’m a libertarian on this issue.

Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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