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October 17, 2008

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kate

Oy. While I generally love discussions like this, especially because you and your smart-ass :) husband make very well thought-out and articulate arguments, I'm afraid this is just one of those things that we are going to have to agree to disagree on.

I do agree that we (and our children) need to respect all life as precious (we don't even kill spiders or flies in our home for that very reason). However, I will never accept the government (or the religious right) making a moral (and potentially legal) judgement on a woman's right to choose what is best for HER.

Heidi

I agree with you about convenience, the value of life, teaching our children that sex has consequences. I respect your position and think you've expressed it well.

I won't try to defend my stance here any more. I'm glad you and your husband agree but I'm too afraid of another smackdown.

Robyn

A few things:

1. I don't regret opening this conversation. I asked for civil discourse, and I think I got it. I wanted to solidify my position on this issue, and I got that, too.

2. I didn't know Marc was going to participate in this discussion. I'm not in any way upset that he did - I'd been asking him to participate in my blog more, and I got what I wanted there, it seems. Plus, when he gets going like that, it makes me remember why I fell in love with him. But that's for another time, another place.

3. It does occur to me that, with both Marc and myself posting arguments, that one may feel ganged up on, and that I wish hadn't happened. I assure you it was never my intention to smack anybody down. If anybody feels smacked, I apologize.

Kate and Heidi, I'm happy that you were the ones brave enough to respond, to argue with someone who was clearly leaning in a different direction than yourselves. But the truth is I have waffled, and I was tired of waffling. I wanted to go with my gut, but make sure I'm not missing something big in my head. Turns out I don't think I am.

Yes, we will agree to disagree from here, which is absolutely fine with me, and all I ever expected. Rest assured I see you both not as crazed abortion-lovers, but as ladies I'd love to have drinks with.

kate

Thanks Robyn. I'll have drinks with you AND your smart-ass husband any time.

Heidi

You don't need to apologize for me feeling smacked. I'm just thin-skinned and I worry too much. Also, I'm running on severe lack of sleep this week, so, yeah. It wasn't you or Marc, it was me.

I'm glad you put this out there and I do think it was a civil, respectful discussion.

On a related note, did you see the 3rd debate? And dooce's post today? Since you we were writing about it, thought you might be interested.

PS I'll totally still braid your hair. Anytime.

mp

I didn't chime in...cuz I'm been playing on facebook and not reading blogs..

I agree with you... it happened before it was legal and people died..but now the numbers are HUGE.. but it's worldwide, not just the US.
I hate the girls that use abortion as a form of birth control... gal I work with had 3...plus 3 kids w/ 3 baby daddies... Ugg don't get me started. That is when it REALLY pisses me off.

You are also right.. desparation.. and Heidi is right.. you can't say anything until it happens to you..you don't know and Kate is right.. making abortion illegal will NOT stop abortions.

We have had a prolife president for 8 years and nothing has changed.

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