Alternates: “Opinions are like noses; everyone has one, but not all of them smell great.”
“Opinions are like belly buttons; everybody has one, but yours looks silly!”
“Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one and yours smells like shit.”
Have you donated already? Read the full campaign platform and/or watched the video?
Because this page stinks.
It smells like shit.
You’re going to disagree.
It’s controversial and you should leave…
To add some filler before the really controversial stuff, I’m copying some text from my Disclaimers page:
“The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.”
We all have parts. Right now a part of me feels like taking a nap; another part wants to keep writing.
— van der Kolk, B. A. (2014). The body keeps the score: Brain, mind, and body in the healing of trauma. Viking.
“Do I contradict myself?
Very well then….I contradict myself;
I am large….I contain multitudes.”
–Walt Whitman, Song of Myself
“The eye with which I see God
Is the very same eye with which God sees me.”
Regarding emails or letters:
“If it doesn’t get better with age, then it’s like bad wine and not worth sending.”
How long has abortion has been a debate, a divisive issue? The debate picked up in the 1800s, but it goes back to ancient times. When does a human egg, fetus, or baby become a human? And when it does, does it — or should it — have the same rights as, say, a 5-year old?
This is a deep philosophical issue; one that is certainly not limited to females.
Most of us are not going to be satisfied with a formal law — or worse, a constitutional amendment! — on an issue that has divided humanity for milennia. As such, it is of the utmost importance that at the minimum we discuss abortion. We have two options for our laws: ignore abortion, leaving the issue to the States, or codify this into an amendment representing compromise.
All sides, especially the extremes, will be partially disappointed, but this seems a reasonable proposal:
No state shall make a law prohibiting abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy, or permitting abortion in the third trimester unless deemed medically necessary in an urgent emergency. Authority over second trimester abortions shall be vested with the States.
At least with this compromise, the whole “you’re wrong, we’re right” fighting among the beliefs/constituents of different States is limited to only the second trimester, which is more controversial anyway.
Have you read the Strategy page? In-person conversations about abortion are key.