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From: Conrad  (Original Message)Sent: 11/20/2006 6:08 PM

This election, progressives like you came out to vote and made great change happen.

But now is not the time for silence. Use your voice to welcome our new Pro-Choice Congresspeople and encourage them to step up the fight for women's rights.

Sign the petition.

Hello Conrad,

For the last six years, a close-minded leadership has waged their harsh and harmful assault on a woman's right to choose. But this November, Americans fought back.

With their ballots, voters like you stood up for a woman's right to privacy and freedom over her own body. They said NO to a draconian abortion ban in South Dakota and YES to 20 new Pro-Choice leaders in Congress. We've entered a new and promising climate of change, and it couldn't feel more refreshing.

Please take a moment to sign the petition urging Congress to make women's health and reproductive rights a top priority. Go to: http://go.care2.com/e/R1ZA/AsMu/Sv24

Now is our time: time to close the gap between the freedom and privacy women expect, and the reality they live. Time to put family planning, education, and prevention back at the forefront. Time to end politicking over women's bodies and start acting on the urgent problems our nation and our world face.

Sign the petition to show your support for our new Pro-Choice Senators and Representatives and encourage them to keep up the fight for a woman's right to choose.

Now is not the time for silence. As this election showed, your voice matters. Use it now: http://go.care2.com/e/R1ZA/AsMu/Sv24

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From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 11/20/2006 8:31 PM
 
Jeez, did you see that one entry, ranting on and on about Jesus and junk? LOL, he or she signed the petition in order to post that, so at least they have that signature. Hehe, what a marooon.
 

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From: MSN Nicknamemaryjane_?/nobr>Sent: 11/21/2006 2:20 AM
As everyone seems to know by now, this is one of my new investigations and subjects of research. I've always been pro-life, but have been studying more and have now found out about the pro-life democrats which seems (so far) to make more sense than anything else has ....they are pro-life but more realistically, they are for life in other areas, too, they are for upping the availability of real sex education and help for adoption, the poor, etc. Overall, I like it so much more than the republican pro-life stand. And it seems to be more objective about believing abortion to not be right but acknowledging that there are timeframes where it does seem to be the woman's choice and something that she needs to consider for her own conscience. Which I like...since no one seems to no when the life truly begins and no one else is willing to accept that it obviously begins at some point and it is no longer a woman's right over her own body, but over two seperate bodies, etc. Anyway, I've been telling more people to look into it...b/c some people are surely just pro-choice, but others really do seek other alternatives without making it completely illegal and stifling every other actual choice that would help in these issues..such as, providing birth control and realistic sex education.



We usually automatically think democrat=pro-choice and republican=pro-life, but it is not always so now. There were some pro-life democrats actually voted in this past election. I'm not sure about how many pro-choice republicans were voted in, but I know the previous gov of Penn. was actually a pro-choice republican and the man that won this election is a pro-life democrat whose father was not allowed to speak in 1992 for the democrats b/c he was also a pro-life democrat.

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Friday, November 10, 2006

Pro-life Democrats help win majority and gain clout

WASHINGTON, DC ?Democrats For Life of America applauded the Democratic leadership today for recruiting pro-life Democrats to run for key Congressional races in this week’s history making elections.

“Right after John Kerry’s loss in 2004, the Democratic Party finally started talking about including pro-life Democrats in the big tent of the Democratic Party. They put their money where their mouths are and assisted pro-life Democrats. Their inclusion helped pro-life Democrats win and played a significant role in handing over control of the US Senate and House. In addition to adding Bob Casey to the Senate, Democrats will see 6 new pro-life Democrats in the House,?said DFLA’s Executive Director Kristen Day.

The new pro-life faces in the US House include: Heath Shuler of North Carolina, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Brad Ellsworth of Indiana, Charlie Wilson of Ohio, Chris Carney and Jason Altmire both of Pennsylvania.“We’ve said for years that when we expand the big tent of the Democratic Party, Democrats win. Tuesday night is proof. Now Democrats need to continue to allow pro-life Democrats to help set the agenda in the 110th Congress,?said Kristen Day, Executive Director of Democrats For Life of America. “We look forward to working with Congresswomen Nancy Pelosi and the new leaders of the House to promote an agenda that will dramatically reduce the abortion rate in America. We applaud Congresswoman Pelosi understanding that Democrats need to govern from the center and that we must put our words into action by promoting common ground as a way to solve the problems we face.?BR>
Democrats For Life of America’s top priorities for the 110th Congress are: passing the Pregnant Women Support Act, introduced by Congressman Lincoln Davis and received bipartisan support, fully funding the National Cord Blood Inventory Act which will save lives and passing the Child Custody Protection Act.

Several pro-life democrats will assume leadership positions in the new Democratic majority in the House. Rep. Jim Oberstar will chair the Transportation Committee, Rep. Collin Peterson will chair the Agriculture Committee and Rep Ike Skelton will head the Armed Services Committee. Several other pro-life democrats will chair House subcommittees.

Democrats For Life of America was founded in 1999 to mobilize Democrats at the local, state, and national levels. Their primary mission has been to elect pro-life Democrats, support pro-life elected officials, promote a pro-life plank in the Democratic Party platform and achieve legislation that fosters respect for human life. Democrats For Life of America currently has 41 state chapters with plans to expand the group into additional states by the end of the year. In addition to the grassroots support across America, the group has several Members of Congress who are actively promoting the group’s mission.

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From: MSN NicknameSmigChickSent: 11/21/2006 8:18 PM
We usually automatically think democrat=pro-choice and republican=pro-life
 
Not me, lol. I always end up in some discussion over the semantics of this. To me, "choice" is a political point of view. So one is either in favor of individual choice or they're not. To be "pro-life" means that you personally would never have one. It has nothing to do with dictating through legislation how other women should view the topic. So to me, one is either pro-choice or anti-choice with regards to the politics.
 
Whatever their personal belief is for themselves, well, that's personal, lol, and shouldn't enter into politics.
 
I appreciate that you're investigating this issue because you want to understand all sides of it better, mj.

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From: MSN Nicknamemaryjane_?/nobr>Sent: 11/24/2006 10:00 PM
Yeah, I can see that, I guess what still is baffling me is that, especially in America, it seems that we are so focused on all of our rights that we can seem to fail to consider that at some point...there isn't really an argument for an actual choice anymore...outside of just free will and paying the consequences. Through my research, I have become more so that I find that there probably is a point, whether I myself would truly think so or not, that it would be a potential choice, but that eventually that option definitely ends. Actually, I think there are some rather liberal countries who do not embrace our rather extreme view on choices.... I've heard of a few, but only looked into France so far. I've read that abortion is legal there up to....is it 10 -12 weeks?...and that it is accompanied by counseling and options ...and then it becomes more difficult after that period to obtain an abortion....it has to be approved by two doctors, etc. Also, I'm trying to find more info on animal abortions...I think that this also is sad and I'm not sure how common it is....and I am wondering if at the least we could make all abortions more humane, if there are not so now, which I do not think they are since that would be some admittance of life, I guess.

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