20 week Abortion act Passes House of Reps.

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    I'm not upset at all.

    Is this not an example of people having empathy for beings that have no capacity for thoughts or feelings at all?


    trees. . . And that's all well and good. . . But if someone has the same amount of empathy for a child in the womb. . . That's just wrong?

    Feel free to explain.

    "Bring me to this (fucking lol) ROCK so full of LIFE?"

    "I WANT TO APOLOGIZE. . . TREES!"
     
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    Funny that you think a child's rights are contingent upon so many things that they are simply not contingent upon.
     
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    Funny you don't think a woman has any rights after she gets pregnant.
     
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    No, I'd say that is sympathy, not empathy. They cannot be empathetic toward a tree, because they cannot experience what a tree does.

    I'd also say it's a bit crazy. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    She has the same rights as her baby. She cannot be killed just because she is inconvenient to have around.
     
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    Empathy doesn't require the thing you are sympathizing with to be capable of having feelings or thoughts.

    Why do you fucking think the definitions you posted include the word "usually" in them?
     
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    BULLSHIT.

    If a pregnant woman is murdered, there are two counts of murder. Not just one.
     
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    Morning after pills FOR FREE. I'm in.

    Anything to prevent an abortion. I'm for free birth control devices. Anything and everything to prevent abortions. And come on. You miss your first period RED FREAKING ALERT. Get a pregnancy test. Make a decision before you make it half way thru a pregnancy.
     
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    Actually, not a single definition I posted includes the word "usually." Only in my comments after the definitions is that word found. The word "usually" is used in the Did You Know section of the Merriam-Webster page, but not in the definitions.

    Empathy doesn't require the thing you empathize with (notice I'm not saying sympathize with, as those are different things) to have feelings or thoughts if you use the definition of projecting your own feelings onto something else. That doesn't seem to be the correct definition in this context.

    You still sound like you are a bit upset, and you also don't seem to be paying all that much attention if you think the definitions I posted include the word "usually."

    Here's a comparison between empathy and sympathy: Empathy vs. sympathy - Grammarist
    And another: Empathy vs. Sympathy - Everything After Z by Dictionary.com
     
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    According to Chuz Life and other zealots, it's human at the moment of conception. Doesn't that mean that the morning after pill is murder too? Wouldn't drugs to prevent the fertilized egg from implanting into the uterus be murder? IUD's = murder? Douching = murder?
     

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