Oh No! Not Britain! Not On Pro-Choice! Damn!

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    Who would have thunk?

    http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1697424,00.html

     
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    recently I read that the British also have a large percentage
    of people that believe in Creationism and Intelligent Design.
    Something like 40 % total.
     
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    I'm struck. Why is it called 'pro-choice' ONLY when the women CHOOSE an abortion? When women "Choose" to be against abortion it's "Against Women's Rights".
     
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    I agree with that! But things being what they are, the poll is also good news, for the unborn.
     
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    Because "a woman's right to choose" makes it easier to gain support and sympathy than "murdering an unborn child". But I guess you already knew that. :thup:
     
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    In the same way that you're more likely to sell veal if you don't label it "Dead Baby Cow."
     
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    Hi. My first post on these boards. The above is completely wrong. Hardly anyone in the UK is even religious, let alone some sort of loony creationist.

    Am I welcome here? There seem to be a lot of Americans on one of the UK boards I go on, so this is in the nature of an exchange trip!
     
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    Welcome! Now do you have sources? 22+17=39%
    Pretty close to his 40% number.

    Here's one for nosarcasm, who's MIA right now:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4648598.stm
     
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    I am flabbergasted.

    And a little embarrassed. Who would have thought that there was that level of ignorance in my country?

    Clutching at straws, I wonder where the survey was conducted... it absolutely does not reflect my experience. As far as I know, only one person in my extensive circle of friends and colleagues and aquaintances is even a Christian.

    Amazing what you learn when you ask how others see you.

    Tell me, is it true that there is a real swell of support for anti-scientific theories in the US?
     
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    I read that article, thats how I came up with my 40%. I was surprised
    too.

    But now looking at the Anglo American non print of the Mohammed cartoons
    it seems the US and England are closer in their mindset then I thought.
     

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