Students join abortion protest during kickoff of 40 Days for Life

David Albers/Staff 
 - Students from the Rhodora J. Donahue Academy of Ave Maria leave a prayer vigil outside the Planned Parenthood of Collier County on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Naples. Abortion opponents gathered outside the health center for a prayer vigil to begin an annual 40 days of demonstration outside the facility during Lent.

Photo by DAVID ALBERS, Naples Daily News

David Albers/Staff - Students from the Rhodora J. Donahue Academy of Ave Maria leave a prayer vigil outside the Planned Parenthood of Collier County on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, in Naples. Abortion opponents gathered outside the health center for a prayer vigil to begin an annual 40 days of demonstration outside the facility during Lent.

Clare Beane, 14, a freshman at the Donahue Academy in Ave Maria, leads protesters in prayer outside of Planned Parenthood of Collier County Wednesday.

Photo by VICTORIA MACCHI, Naples Daily News

Clare Beane, 14, a freshman at the Donahue Academy in Ave Maria, leads protesters in prayer outside of Planned Parenthood of Collier County Wednesday.

Valerie Gazzera showed up for her first protest Wednesday holding a hand-made sign as honking vehicles whizzed by a North Naples street.

"Abortion is murder," the 12-year-old had painted in black and red on a white poster board. She signed it, "God."

Gazzera stood with more than 200 other people, including her Ave Maria schoolmates and Bishop Frank Dewane of the Diocese of Venice, in a morning protest outside of Planned Parenthood of Collier County, on the corner of Goodlette-Frank and Creech roads.

"They shouldn't have that choice," Gazzera said of women. "The baby doesn't have a voice but it's alive."

The upper school students of Donahue Academy, a private Catholic school in Ave Maria, were bused by the school with parental approval to the first day of the 40 Days for Life, a national anti-abortion campaign. School administrators, teachers, and parents joined about 120 middle school and high school students, as they lined Goodlette-Frank Road with rosaries in hand, praying with a megaphone.

The demonstration lasted about three hours and also included members of local churches.

"The pulpit is out here on the sidewalk as well," said Steve Matuszak, a humanities teacher at Donahue Academy.

Before the protest, Dewane encouraged churchgoers to attend during an Ash Wednesday Mass at St. John the Evangelist in North Naples.

"We have to stand up for the rights we know we have," he said.

The bishop's visit came one day after Ave Maria University filed a lawsuit against the federal government opposing a federal mandate announced in January that requires free coverage of contraception by insurers. The cost the could be passed to employers, angering religious groups that object to contraceptive methods approved under the mandate.

The Diocese of Venice publicly denounced the regulation when it was announced in January as part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.

Protestors, who are usually at the local Planned Parenthood on Mondays, will be demonstrating more regularly as part of the multi-city 40 Days for Life campaign during the next 40 days, which coincides with the Christian observation of Lent.

At the entrance to the facility, protestors tried to speak with drivers pulling into the parking lot.

Char Wendel, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Collier County, said staff escorts clients in when protestors are present, and did so Wednesday.

"Why are people surrounding a women's health center trying to deny access to women and men seeking health care?" she asked.

There was little interaction between Planned Parenthood employees and protestors Wednesday, except to ask the demonstrators to leave the driveway clear.

"We're going to stay open," Wendel said, "regardless who is standing on our sidewalk."

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baldygrandpa writes:

It's amusing that these idiots don't understand that their supposedly held "beliefs" were given to them by their parents. Had they been born to Muslim parents they would be yelling Jihad against any other faith. They are weak minded and that is a generous estimate.

EnoughCorporateGreed (Inactive) writes:

Freaks

artdude writes:

If the school at Ave Maria told them to dance with rattlesnakes they would, if the school told them to drink cyanide laced Kool-Aide they would, a cult is a cult is a cult.

EnoughCorporateGreed (Inactive) writes:

in response to SoldierStrong:

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I have confronted these pathetic fools many a time and as a matter of fact I make it priority to drive out of my way to stop by and mock these zealots. Feels good! I encourage others to do the same!

Seriously, since when do "their (your) beliefs" apply to those that don't "follow"? As far as I'm concerned, believe what you want to believe...just don't push it on ME!!

baldygrandpa writes:

What is even sadder is that you attack their "Beliefs" which are a freely given right in this nation that ALL of our parents fought for and we still fight for..

You miss the point. Your parents fixed your belief in your tiny brain before you were able to think for yourself. The pathetic fact is that a large % of indoctrinated children can't escape from the brain washing that they were subjected to. May have to do with an IQ of shoe size.

firejoke writes:

in response to baldygrandpa:

What is even sadder is that you attack their "Beliefs" which are a freely given right in this nation that ALL of our parents fought for and we still fight for..

You miss the point. Your parents fixed your belief in your tiny brain before you were able to think for yourself. The pathetic fact is that a large % of indoctrinated children can't escape from the brain washing that they were subjected to. May have to do with an IQ of shoe size.

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HarryNuts writes:

It's alright.
Let the religious terrorists make fools of themselves once again because Planned Parenthood is hosting a donation program called Pledge-a-Picket where you can pledge to contribute a dollar amount based on the number of idiots-I mean picketers- that show-up at the health center.
(you can also choose to contribute a straight dollar amount instead of pledging per picketer)

So keep screaming outside of a women's medical building idiots!
That just makes more donations to subsidize preventive care for women of Collier County!
Just visit Planned Parenthood.com

BobinNaples writes:

God is just fine with abortions:

The priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell. And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall say, Amen, amen. ...

wonderful (Inactive) writes:

in response to HarryNuts:

It's alright.
Let the religious terrorists make fools of themselves once again because Planned Parenthood is hosting a donation program called Pledge-a-Picket where you can pledge to contribute a dollar amount based on the number of idiots-I mean picketers- that show-up at the health center.
(you can also choose to contribute a straight dollar amount instead of pledging per picketer)

So keep screaming outside of a women's medical building idiots!
That just makes more donations to subsidize preventive care for women of Collier County!
Just visit Planned Parenthood.com

Pre-Choice, eh?

Ezio_Auditore_da_Firenze (Inactive) writes:

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Ilovedisney writes:

in response to HarryNuts:

It's alright.
Let the religious terrorists make fools of themselves once again because Planned Parenthood is hosting a donation program called Pledge-a-Picket where you can pledge to contribute a dollar amount based on the number of idiots-I mean picketers- that show-up at the health center.
(you can also choose to contribute a straight dollar amount instead of pledging per picketer)

So keep screaming outside of a women's medical building idiots!
That just makes more donations to subsidize preventive care for women of Collier County!
Just visit Planned Parenthood.com

It is really all about the money for Planned Parenthood, not women's health. Don't let them fool you....They know what they are doing...and unfortuneately they are good at it.
Remember heathcare is not abortion. It is not caring in any fashion. It is a lie that vunerable women are told will make their lives better, and solve their problem. Just get rid of it!
Oh, and the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood is not "theirs". Anyone can stand on it.

Carrot_Stick writes:

in response to SoldierStrong:

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But these idiots do not have the right to push their beliefs on me. They can believe what they want, but I also have the 'freely given right in this nation' to believe that legal abortion prevents an underground business that is more deadly and lethal. Stop screaming your crap strong soldier!

Thanks for the info on the pledge drive regarding the number of pickers at Planned Parenthood. I'm going there now to donate my pledge!! So keep protesting idiots, or do something more useful to society and find a job!

teachercreature writes:

I'm going down tomorrow and make a donation to Planned Parenthood.

crazyjoedivola1 (Inactive) writes:

I'm wondering if the 12 year old even knows how babies are made. Until you can possibly be faced with actually having to make the decision to have an abortion or not, you can't really have an opinion. That eliminates women not of child bearing age, all men, and some children, which pretty much makes up the crowd around these places.

agarry writes:

It's easy to stand on the curb and wave a sign. How many of these folks would be willing to roll up their sleeves and help out with the abused and neglected children in our area? What about the foster children needing homes? Naples has less foster homes than any other county in southwest Florida. So, it's not only not in your backyard but also not in your homes. Is that the Christian way?
Dragging your innocent children out to protest something that they know nothing about only takes up a morning, and it looks so darned passionate!

Klaatu writes:

It is just wrong to use these children!
But the Catholic church has been targeting and exploiting children for century's in one form or another!

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

Abortion is murder. Our Creator said as much. Let the Giddy mock Him and those who defend innocent lives.

Let them threaten. Who cares? They prove they're weak unruly inadequates, filled with hate, in love with death, who believe in nothing.

They mock and threaten pro-life demonstrators in vain effort to conceal their self-hatred and fear.

If pro-abortion braggarts thought about it for even a moment - presuming they can do so - they'd realize killing the unborn violates human nature.

For one hundred years, communist rats brainwashed people into violating their best judgement. We're seeing the results, aren't we?

How many times have we heard of someone, perhaps even you, who sees a child or pet stray into the street, forgets self-interest and in reflexive, unthinking manner risks death to save it?

That's how we obey human nature. But those who butcher babies, and those support them, violate human nature, don't they?

Show me an abortion supporter who claims they could burn a baby with saline, shove scissors into its skull, suck it from its mother's womb, chop it up and toss the bits into a dumpster without vomiting all over themselves, and I'll show you liar with nothing, absolutely nothing behind the eyes.

After all, isn't that a good description of an abortion?

Those who claim to love abortion are all bullshale and no butchery - they should 'put their own work in' and kill a few babies before being permitted to tooti their trotskyite kazoo for abortion.

As for those who 'get in the faces' of young people who demonstrate for life?

Well, aren't they brave?

Those boast of loving abortion poorly mask their fear of confronting their hideous, dark beliefs.

Paul Vincent Zecchino
Manasoviet Key, Florida
22 February, 2012

"You gotta put your own work in."
- "Training Day"
c. 2002

HarryNuts writes:

in response to Ilovedisney:

It is really all about the money for Planned Parenthood, not women's health. Don't let them fool you....They know what they are doing...and unfortuneately they are good at it.
Remember heathcare is not abortion. It is not caring in any fashion. It is a lie that vunerable women are told will make their lives better, and solve their problem. Just get rid of it!
Oh, and the sidewalk outside of Planned Parenthood is not "theirs". Anyone can stand on it.

When is the picket line at your local church to protest religious terrorism and all those randy priests? Or did they already transfer them somewhere else?

Ezio_Auditore_da_Firenze (Inactive) writes:

in response to paul_vincent_zecchino:

Abortion is murder. Our Creator said as much. Let the Giddy mock Him and those who defend innocent lives.

Let them threaten. Who cares? They prove they're weak unruly inadequates, filled with hate, in love with death, who believe in nothing.

They mock and threaten pro-life demonstrators in vain effort to conceal their self-hatred and fear.

If pro-abortion braggarts thought about it for even a moment - presuming they can do so - they'd realize killing the unborn violates human nature.

For one hundred years, communist rats brainwashed people into violating their best judgement. We're seeing the results, aren't we?

How many times have we heard of someone, perhaps even you, who sees a child or pet stray into the street, forgets self-interest and in reflexive, unthinking manner risks death to save it?

That's how we obey human nature. But those who butcher babies, and those support them, violate human nature, don't they?

Show me an abortion supporter who claims they could burn a baby with saline, shove scissors into its skull, suck it from its mother's womb, chop it up and toss the bits into a dumpster without vomiting all over themselves, and I'll show you liar with nothing, absolutely nothing behind the eyes.

After all, isn't that a good description of an abortion?

Those who claim to love abortion are all bullshale and no butchery - they should 'put their own work in' and kill a few babies before being permitted to tooti their trotskyite kazoo for abortion.

As for those who 'get in the faces' of young people who demonstrate for life?

Well, aren't they brave?

Those boast of loving abortion poorly mask their fear of confronting their hideous, dark beliefs.

Paul Vincent Zecchino
Manasoviet Key, Florida
22 February, 2012

"You gotta put your own work in."
- "Training Day"
c. 2002

You hit the nail square on the head!

Ezio_Auditore_da_Firenze (Inactive) writes:

Abortion is MURDER.

Nuff said...

7654321 writes:

If these schools recieve one red cent of Federal money they should lose it. If you want to protest or participate in politics based on faith those institutions should lose the tax exempt status.

lemonjello writes:

in response to EnoughCorporateGreed:

I have confronted these pathetic fools many a time and as a matter of fact I make it priority to drive out of my way to stop by and mock these zealots. Feels good! I encourage others to do the same!

Seriously, since when do "their (your) beliefs" apply to those that don't "follow"? As far as I'm concerned, believe what you want to believe...just don't push it on ME!!

Who is pushing it on you? You "make it priority to drive out of my way to stop by and mock these zealots".

Do you really think anyone cares what you think or if you go to hell?

Feel free to go. Won't lose once once of sleep if you do....

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

EnoughCorporateGreed -

It's all about you, isn't it? Do you believe you impress others when you boast of bullying brave young souls who support life?

You may well impress them in manner that Sir Thomas More was impressed by young Will Roper to whom he said, "One can only hope that when your head is finally finished spinning it's facing to the front."

Beyond that, why should anyone care not whit that you insult people who support the unborn?

Yours is an old threadbare act from the Sixties which none wish to revisit.

Do you have something to do every day? If you have nothing to do, find something to do. If it's not important, make it important.*

The Left just can't get over itself, can it?

* - Dr. Dix
"Jesse Stone - Innocents Lost"
c. 2010

Ezio_Auditore_da_Firenze -

Thank you for your kind expressions. Coming from you as they do, they serve as a fine compliment.

Thank you. Thank you most kindly.

Paul Vincent Zecchino
Manasota Key, Florida
22 February, 2012

nfn03449 writes:

Get out of our neighborhood. You're clogging our streets and disrupting our lives. You're speeding down our streets and trespassing on our property. We don't want your vulgar signs freaking out our children. God will hear you whether you're praying at home or in church. Get off the street.

Sanity writes:

Question to you "pro-choice" folks. Can you please explain your position exactly like I can?

I believe that abortion is murder. When you abort you are killing a human being in the womb. I choose life hence I'm a pro-lifer.

Now please explain EXACTLY what is pro-choice to you and please be very specific. What exactly is your choice when it comes to an unborn baby.

You see folks, most if not all liberals who believe in the pro-choice moment will explain than its their body and its their choice to abort because the fetus resides in their bodies. Does the fetus have a choice?

Since they know that by saying "I'm choosing to kill a baby" will not go well with most people they came up with the sanitized term "pro-choice." Sounds nicer and empowering doesn't it? So next time you encounter a pro-choicer please ask them WHAT exactly are they supporting.

Sanity writes:

in response to 7654321:

If these schools recieve one red cent of Federal money they should lose it. If you want to protest or participate in politics based on faith those institutions should lose the tax exempt status.

Like Acorn?

Sanity writes:

in response to agarry:

It's easy to stand on the curb and wave a sign. How many of these folks would be willing to roll up their sleeves and help out with the abused and neglected children in our area? What about the foster children needing homes? Naples has less foster homes than any other county in southwest Florida. So, it's not only not in your backyard but also not in your homes. Is that the Christian way?
Dragging your innocent children out to protest something that they know nothing about only takes up a morning, and it looks so darned passionate!

Oh please spare me the straw man argument. Focus on the topic please. Typical liberal debate tactic.

Sanity writes:

in response to Klaatu:

It is just wrong to use these children!
But the Catholic church has been targeting and exploiting children for century's in one form or another!

Are you just a monkey throwing feces at the wall hoping something sticks?

If you want an example of targeting children, how about California trying to indoctrinate kids with the homosexual agenda?

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cali...

flvsmom writes:

I thought it was bad when they gave all the college students at Ave Maria extra credit to protest at Planned Parenthood, but this is pretty low...busing in little kids. Wow!

It just makes me want to donate MORE MONEY to Planned Parenthood. They really should take a lesson from the folks at Komen and stop bullying Planned Parenthood.

PLEDGE A PICKET!!!!!

Ironbutterfly writes:

in response to crazyjoedivola1:

I'm wondering if the 12 year old even knows how babies are made. Until you can possibly be faced with actually having to make the decision to have an abortion or not, you can't really have an opinion. That eliminates women not of child bearing age, all men, and some children, which pretty much makes up the crowd around these places.

When my son was 17 he got got his 16 year old girlfriend pregnant. They kept it a secret for 6 months, my son stole money from us so the girlfriend could have an abortion. By the time I found out it was done. Some clinic took the place of the parents and counseled the young couple to get rid of their problem. That baby could have lived outside the womb, I would have taken that baby in a minute and raised it, but I was not given the chance to help my son.
When my son had to finally come clean he was devasted, he had no idea that there were other options to avoid killing the baby because they were counceled to take the easy way out. The baby was their son, the full effect of what they had done will never be forgotten. I had no idea kids so young could have an abortion without parents consent, let alone be kept out of this most important, life changing, dangerous, procedure. That's the dirty little secret, once an abortionist smells the desperation and money, they don't want young people to have any other "choice". I'm writing this in defense of a grandson I'll never know, but I love that baby still after 13 years and will never forget about him, neither will my son. I was pro-choice then, but not anymore, that's what changed my mind, and my soul as well as my sons, it's called expierience.

Davidh239 writes:

Pro choice or No choice- Decide for yourself and leave everyone else out of your decision.

Ironbutterfly writes:

The hate in these posts shown by the oh so tolerant left is hypocritical at best, discusting at worse.
These kids had their parents permission to voice their protest, and I hope your hate only makes them stronger, their future depends on it. Finally kids can present a real "choice" that doesn't include death as an end solution, even if it's just a sign that says stop and think.

Ironbutterfly writes:

in response to Davidh239:

Pro choice or No choice- Decide for yourself and leave everyone else out of your decision.

It's not as simple as that David, call it what it is, pro-abortion or anti-abortion , young people need to know the huge responsibility that comes with the "choice" they choose, and if they're minors, parents should have a say in how the choice is arrived at.

Bramble writes:

The American Taliban continues its unholy war on women and freedom. I'm definitely going to make another donation to PP and democratic party right now.

Why aren't these "pro-life" phonies out protesting our occupation of Afghanistan and the escalating body count there? NOOOOOO, they just hate seeing women and families making personal choices. Totally unAmerican.

titanbite writes:

Protesting will never stop abortions,no matter how many religious superstition believers gather,somewhere,there will be a poor,jobless,partner-less,perhaps even terminally ill woman,who will need this medical procedure,they will avail themselves of it's legal,fully Constitutionally protected application,the procedure will be completed and the protesters,unbeknownst to them that an abortion procedure miles away had taken place,will all go home with the false belief that they actually did something to prevent abortions,when,in all actuality,nothing could be further from the truth.

Meanwhile,on the other side of the world,literally millions of unborn baby girl's are aborted each year in countries like India and China,where the birth of a female baby to most families means financial hardship,having to pay dowries to marry off daughters can get expensive,not only that,but,parents see their male children as their future caretakers and financial support when they grow old,woman in these countries are not able to procure as much of the necessary resources as a man,therefore,expecting parent's in these countries,along with many more in that region of the world,will opt for an abortion if the child isn't a male.

Where is all of the outrage amongst abortion protestors for this practice,aborting a fetus simply because it's not the preferred sex ,why don't we see parents placing their Catholic school children on a plane to India or China to protest abortion's based on the child's sex alone?

Because,their protestations are not based in truth,the women belonging to the protest group may believe that it is,but,the MEN in this group's church are acting on the ancient belief that women are the basis for all evil,a completely ridiculous belief,but,it's there's and they're hanging on to that fantasy with a white knuckled grip.

You see,to the men of the Catholic church,women are beneath them,a product of a man's deformed seed,an abomination,to them,women are God's only mistake and in order to put a stop to women's evil,nefarious way's they must interfere in as many ways possible in their lives,they must,"Lord",over them,which means,not only should their mind's be under man's rule,even women's bodies must be controlled by man,lest they force man to succumb to their evil womanly temptations.

Perhaps,that's why pedophiles predominantly pray on young boy's?

justanfair writes:

Why aren't Catholic priests and bishops railing at Sunday Mass about their parishioners who use contraception? I'll tell you why - they'd lose heir congregation. Can't cut off the money supply that keeps the church going. Situational ethics, moral cowardice, pragmatism? Fact is, Catholics use contraception and planned parenthood (note the word 'planned') and the Catholic church cannot stop them. If it was so important, wouldn't they deliver that message week-in, week-out? They won't risk it but they will use the issue politically because it's sexy and it sells with a portion of the electorate - Republicans all.

mwk208 writes:

Why do you say that they are weak minded because they are pro-life but you who are pro-choice are not weak minded? Is it not logical to conclude that since abortion stops a beating heart, it is killing? That is their defense to being pro-life, yet the only defense to your pro-choice stance is to accuse them of being weak minded. So, who is weak minded?

Brisla writes:

If altar boys could get pregnant, Catholics would be pro-abortion.

Brer_Rabbit writes:

In the words of the Holy Bible we are told in Psalm 137:9 that, "How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones
Against the rock."

paul_vincent_zecchino writes:

There is no such thing as pro-choice. You are either pro-life or pro-death. There is no other choice.

Dr. Marleen Loughran-Zecchino
VP, Sarasota Life Network

artdude writes:

I think they should remove the 501-C3 designation from this school and other sections of Ave Maria. When these types of organizations start getting politically active they can no longer, by law. continue to be a tax free entity.

fritobandito writes:

Don't like abortions, then don't have one. Keep your s----- beliefs off everyone elses bodies.

Brer_Rabbit writes:

In the Bible it says in Genesis 2:7, "And the LORD God formed man out of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Does this mean that Adam did not have a Living Soul until he took his first breath?

agarry writes:

in response to Sanity:

Oh please spare me the straw man argument. Focus on the topic please. Typical liberal debate tactic.

truth hurts, doesn't it?

schlogz writes:

WHO CARES!!! In real relevant news... the economy is still in the dump and is never coming back, gas prices are going up, the poor are getting poorer, the rich are getting richer, the drum beat of another useless war is getting louder, the inevitable collapse of western civilization is upon us, government is getting bigger, corporations are becoming greedier and some are monopolizing, the voice of people is becoming weaker... Ignorance is strength, War is Peace, Freedom is slavery...

crazyjoedivola1 (Inactive) writes:

in response to Ironbutterfly:

When my son was 17 he got got his 16 year old girlfriend pregnant. They kept it a secret for 6 months, my son stole money from us so the girlfriend could have an abortion. By the time I found out it was done. Some clinic took the place of the parents and counseled the young couple to get rid of their problem. That baby could have lived outside the womb, I would have taken that baby in a minute and raised it, but I was not given the chance to help my son.
When my son had to finally come clean he was devasted, he had no idea that there were other options to avoid killing the baby because they were counceled to take the easy way out. The baby was their son, the full effect of what they had done will never be forgotten. I had no idea kids so young could have an abortion without parents consent, let alone be kept out of this most important, life changing, dangerous, procedure. That's the dirty little secret, once an abortionist smells the desperation and money, they don't want young people to have any other "choice". I'm writing this in defense of a grandson I'll never know, but I love that baby still after 13 years and will never forget about him, neither will my son. I was pro-choice then, but not anymore, that's what changed my mind, and my soul as well as my sons, it's called expierience.

Now let's hear from the 16 year old girl.

Shaawe writes:

in response to Brer_Rabbit:

In the Bible it says in Genesis 2:7, "And the LORD God formed man out of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Does this mean that Adam did not have a Living Soul until he took his first breath?

While we are on the subject of Adam, how come all the depictions of him show both Adam and Eve having belly buttons? Hmmmm. Belly buttons = umbilical cords = birth from a mother. Strange, lol.

titanbite writes:

in response to Ironbutterfly:

The hate in these posts shown by the oh so tolerant left is hypocritical at best, discusting at worse.
These kids had their parents permission to voice their protest, and I hope your hate only makes them stronger, their future depends on it. Finally kids can present a real "choice" that doesn't include death as an end solution, even if it's just a sign that says stop and think.

Why always,"hate",because people have pointed out yours and you're simply repaying the favor?

I don't find it strange at all that so many women would find it appropriate to hate themselves and what they are,after having their clergy tell them since birth that they're the deformed seed of man,how could anyone expect anything less?

While you're celebrating those intrepid students,don't forget to tell them about that,"choice",when they turn 18 and begin using birth control like 98% of all other Catholic women.

Unless,of course,they've been prescribed hormone based birth control for an off-label use and have been taking birth control pills already,you know,to treat acne and to lessen the debilitating symptoms associated with endometriosis and the like.

That being said,here's my motto regarding abortion,

"Don't like abortion,don't get knocked up and get one,simple."

Therealist writes:

in response to baldygrandpa:

It's amusing that these idiots don't understand that their supposedly held "beliefs" were given to them by their parents. Had they been born to Muslim parents they would be yelling Jihad against any other faith. They are weak minded and that is a generous estimate.

Agreed. It's sad when people form strong opinions before they are even educated enough to think for themselves. They take these opinions through life with them and never stop to think about the topic independently. Free thought is a way of life we don't see often anymore.

Sanity writes:

in response to musketfire:

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What is she choosing? Please tell us exactly.

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