History And Abortion Rights

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    Seeing as I am a United States citizen, it could refer to the U.S. population or to the US, as an abbreviation for the country.

    Pretty much every part of the world has been taken over by someone else at some point in history, so I don't view the plight of the indigenous American people as being significantly different than those who have been displaced elsewhere. It's a terrible thing, but not one that you can go back and fix after the fact.

    My own ancestors were in Sweden when the American Indians were displaced and they were still in Sweden when there was slavery in the United States, so I don't feel a whole lot of personal responsibility.
     
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    Thank you for clearing that up. Wasn't trying to argue, just wasn't sure what you meant.

    It's nice to hear your ancestors didn't participate any either of those wrongs, but personally I don't think people should be held responsible for what their ancestors did anyway (unless they feel what the ancestors did was right).

    So, your family is relatively new to the United States?
     
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    Very much so. I barely speak the language. Somewhere along the line, my ancestors probably pillaged a village or two though.
     
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    Well it seemed like a perfectly reasonable question to me.
     
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    It was. I was joking with you. My parents are from Sweden but I never actually learned to speak Swedish, since the feeling was that we were in the United States, so we should speak English. When my grandparents were over, I would hear them speaking Swedish in the dining room but as soon as one of us kids came out, everyone would switch to English. I referred to Swedish as gibberish, and learned only to say thank you and you're welcome in Swedish, in order to amuse the grandparents. I think a couple of my uncles learned to speak English in the army during World War 2.
     
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    Ohhh, o.k., thanks for clearing that up. :)
     
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    @Babs Hunt
    I hope that you have not left us over this Babs - we will disagree from time to time, but that
    should not belittle our friendship on the forum. By 'our' I am speaking of all members :)
     
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    Sorry about that Shirley and Janice.
     
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    You can't get rid of me that easy @Patsy Faye :p
     
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    probably many of the women who have had abortions went on to have other babies.

    If she had kept the baby she had aborted, then she wouldn't have had the next one.

    So there would not be 60 million more babies.
     
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    I am preparing to be stoned to death after this statement : If every male whoever helped create the need or desire for an abortion was castrated or sterilized this would never have become an issue.
    Notice I said helped ?
     
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