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  • SwazzleSwazzle New Jersey member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_unpopular-opinions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:84ab5f9d-0bda-40dc-915d-c8f717b93b81Post:e0f3a19c-d74d-4977-a8e5-141ea24617a1">Re: Unpopular Opinions</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Unpopular Opinions : I agree to this, if people can home brew why can't people grow their own pot.  I believe the addiction is no more or even less than smoking cigarettes or drinking.  Some of the most talented and gifted thinkers I know smoked pot.  And yes I smoked pot when I was younger.  A girl who can't drink alcohol had to find other ways to be amused. 
    Posted by motoLyn[/QUOTE]

    <div>Exactly.  I think it should be legalized & regulated similarly to alcohol.  </div>



  • leia1979leia1979 member
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    edited December 2011
    I agree with Mutley that people shouldn't be engaged prior to 22 or so. I think people are still figuring out their lives at that age. Honestly, I think getting married before 25 is too young, but I wouldn't want any sort of enforcement on that.

    I think people who smoke in their cars should have the windows rolled up so their funky ashes don't get sucked into my AC and making my car reek of smoke.

    I think people should need a license to have kids like you need a license to drive. I struggle with this because I don't like to impose on people's freedoms, but people are just too freaking irresponsible.

    I really want to smack people's bratty, entitled children. I know I can't, but sometimes I really want to just yell at them, since apparently no one else will.


  • alanna91alanna91 member
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    Anyone out here think that the government should regulate the foods we eat? More so- should the government regulate what foods a parent raises their children with?
    I know someone that strongly disagrees with that and is very unhealthy, overweight, and has diabetes. They say it's their right to "eat what they want".
    The way I see it though, is that he was once a child that was obviously raised with poor eating habits. Breakfast should never consist of a McOmelette and Pepsi, but if that's how you're raised that's a good indication of how you'll eat when you're adult, and possibly raise your own children.
    Children cannot chose for themselves, and poor eating habits can definitely lead to a lesser quality of life when they're older and have that strong view against the govt. regulating food.
    Should parents be able to feed their children bad foods? Should the government step in when a parent has raised a morbidly obese child due to what they fed them?
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    edited December 2011
    I think that parents who have morbidly obese children should be charged with child endangerment. (barring other health issues that can cause significant weight gain).  You can't tell me that a 3 year old weighing over 100lbs isn't the parent's fault.  I don't care how much they scream for damn cookies, you are the parent, learn the word "NO".  And these poor kids are not only going to be dealing with the physical health issues of their inability to parent, but psychological ones as well because they will probably have an unhealthy relationship with food.
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  • cu97tigercu97tiger member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_unpopular-opinions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:84ab5f9d-0bda-40dc-915d-c8f717b93b81Post:8bd69ac9-b9d1-467f-9f28-d3ee39b4b538">Re: Unpopular Opinions</a>:
    [QUOTE]I am a lurker and never post BUT... I do NOT think the drinking age should be 18- a student in high school should not be able to go to the bars after class, as well as I do not think that 18 year olds in high school are responsible enough to drink and NOT drive. I DO think the drinking age should be 19. Unpopular opinion as well- I always considered myself pro choice because well, it's my (your) body and we should be able to decide as well that there are many people who just shouldn't have a child. However now I am extremely against this and <strong>anti-choice</strong>. I think there is no reason you shoudln't be responsible for carrying that child around for 9 months and at the end of it someone should be able to adopt your child. There are SO MANY individuals wanting to be parents and so many who want to adopt. I don't see any reason why each person can't give birth and then let that baby go to a good parent. I'm sure this is unpopular :) But in high school I knew girls who got abortions and I truly believe that they would just be too embarassed of being pregnant than to let that child live the full term and then give up the baby for adoption. 
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  • leia1979leia1979 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_unpopular-opinions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:84ab5f9d-0bda-40dc-915d-c8f717b93b81Post:ceb8ab23-424b-4fce-a07c-34334494647d">Re: Unpopular Opinions</a>:
    [QUOTE] People shouldn't be allowed to drive without insurance.
    Posted by LivLeighton[/QUOTE]

    They can't in California. But that didn't keep me from getting hit by an unlicensed, uninsured driver who was screaming at me in Spanish that it was my fault (it wasn't). I had to translate for the cops until they got a translator. It was pretty traumatising for a 19-year-old who'd only had a license for six months.
  • jemmini6jemmini6 member
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    I agree with you on the adoption thing Liv.  I have a friend who was adopted from Korea when he was 3 months old, and he said he would never adopt himself.  People always give him the stink eye about it like he should be "paying it forward" or something and that there's some unspoken rule that because he was adopted, that he should adopt as well.  Adoption isn't right for everyone, on either end of the spectrum (giving a baby up for adoption/adopting a child) and more people need to understand what goes into it.

    My FI and I have discussed a few times that if we can't conceive natrually, that we would adopt.  I obviously still want to try for my own biological children, but if that's not in the cards, I'd rather adopt than try IVF.  I don't judge anyone for going a different route becuase that's what works for them. 

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  • heyimbrenheyimbren member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_unpopular-opinions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:84ab5f9d-0bda-40dc-915d-c8f717b93b81Post:b52badaf-bb51-447d-8d83-53544a866c8b">Re: Unpopular Opinions</a>:
    [QUOTE]I guess I should come up with something a little more substantial than the electric slide so.... I think marajuana should be legalized.  And no, I don't smoke it. 
    Posted by rdr716[/QUOTE]

    I surprise myself with this but I don't think marijuana should be legalized. If it was, I think it would only turn into yet another tobacco industry, where they would be permitted to add in other chemicals and additives so it could become addictive and similar to cigarettes.

    Although, a lot of my research on this was based off of a suggestion made by the Canadian Senate a few years back.
  • edited December 2011
    Yay for the welfare statements! Tying into the "if your marriage is on the rocks, don't take chances having a kid"... how about those STUPID girls (cus no woman would do this) that try to get pregnant to keep their boyfriend/ husband, and think it will make the relationship better?! NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't have any, but I've heard enough and done enough baby-sitting to know that kids do not make things easier, they make them harder. Make sure your relationship is strong and can survive sleepless nights, broken possessions, and financial strain before you have a kid.

    And one kid at a time with thought and reflection before the next one. The Dougers are cute and all, but not everyone should have tons of kids. BC is there to help you, not hurt you. (I love my Nuva ring....)
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_unpopular-opinions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:84ab5f9d-0bda-40dc-915d-c8f717b93b81Post:10723988-ae00-46b8-97e1-56e26865ae7f">Re: Unpopular Opinions</a>:
    [QUOTE]I think Sex Education (more than just abstinence) needs to be taught more in school and more openly. I'm so sick of "no sex" being preached...the more you tell people not to do something, the more they want to do it. So let's educate them on the dangers...give them condoms, free STD testing....SOMETHING. Moto, *claps* YAY! I totally agree. I also think that if you don't speak English - effing learn. English is the most common language around the world - you come to this country - you should learn to speak the language. Same as if you go to Germany/Netherlands - learn to speak the language!! I shouldn't have to conform to your standards<strong> I also believe in the Death penalty. I agree and concede that it is more costly to taxpayers, but ...some people...it should be used upon.</strong> I also am Pro-Choice. Not necessarily Pro Abortion, and I'm so over people saying that because you are Pro-Choice, you automatically agree with abortions. This is not the case. I belive every woman has the right to make that choice. Whether i agree with it or not, means nothing. As free American women, we should have that right to choose. Hmmmm.... I'm sure there's more controversial issues I've got opinions on...but that's what I have come with right now...now my brain is screaming FOOOOOOOOOD LOL. So i will come back when I have a chance :-)
    Posted by IrishDreamer[/QUOTE]

    I DON'T believe in the death penalty because if someone were to brutally murder someone I know or commit a crime agains them that would have them put to death, I want them to suffer just like my friend/family member did at their hands. Poking them with a needle and giving them drugs similar to what we give our pets when we put them down is not penalty enough... I also don't feel it acts as a deterence at all, which is supposedly another point  of our penal system....
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  • cu97tigercu97tiger member
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    I think we need to be sure not to confuse being pro-choice with being pro-abortion. There's a huge difference between believing every woman should have the right to decide and thinking any woman who has doubts about having a baby she's pregnant with should have an abortion. I truly don't think it should be the government's decision what any of us do to our bodies. 

    Full disclosure: I had an abortion 14 years ago. It is not an easy thing to go through... from the decision process to the aftermath to wondering if that is the one and only time I'll be pregnant to wondering what my 13 year old son or daughter would be like today. But you know what, it was right that it was MY decision. The state I lived in at the time didn't allow abortions, so I had to travel to have it. It was traumatizing and just plain wrong on top of everything else that I had to go through that.
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_unpopular-opinions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:84ab5f9d-0bda-40dc-915d-c8f717b93b81Post:30e9548a-a4e6-4b73-9488-970ca847ee5c">Re: Unpopular Opinions</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Unpopular Opinions : European countries have had those regulations for years, though. It's not even an issue with them. If the drinking age were to be lowered tomorrow in the USA, their would be complete chaos. It would take at the least a generation before a lower drinking age would become commonplace.
    Posted by alanna91[/QUOTE]
    I can't remember exactly when it was, but sometime between when my dad turned 18 and when he turned 21, the legal drinking age here was lowered from 21 to 18, and it didn't create mass chaos....
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  • edited December 2011
    Liv, you were really able to hit home on the adoption thing for me.  I don't think that any choice is easy when it comes to an unplanned pregnancy.  There are soooo many different nuances to consider.  I think that saying "well, take abortion off the table and just tell those women to give their children up for adoption" is the chickenshit way out.  It downplays how difficult adoption can be for all of the parties involved. 

    Haha, Tiger.  My point exactly.  How can someone be pro-choice and then say that now they are for against it and are pro-life?  Pro-choice and pro-life are NOT opposites.  Choice and life are not opposites. 

    OMG, yes to your sentiments on long engagements. 
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_unpopular-opinions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:84ab5f9d-0bda-40dc-915d-c8f717b93b81Post:261a31ed-f431-4222-be06-8f349b0e7246">Re: Unpopular Opinions</a>:
    [QUOTE]<strong>Anyone out here think that the government should regulate the foods we eat?</strong> More so- should the government regulate what foods a parent raises their children with? I know someone that strongly disagrees with that and is very unhealthy, overweight, and has diabetes. They say it's their right to "eat what they want". The way I see it though, is that he was once a child that was obviously raised with poor eating habits. Breakfast should never consist of a McOmelette and Pepsi, but if that's how you're raised that's a good indication of how you'll eat when you're adult, and possibly raise your own children. Children cannot chose for themselves, and poor eating habits can definitely lead to a lesser quality of life when they're older and have that strong view against the govt. regulating food. Should parents be able to feed their children bad foods? Should the government step in when a parent has raised a morbidly obese child due to what they fed them?
    Posted by alanna91[/QUOTE]

    no.  I think the government should look into only regulating foods purchased if the purchaser is on food stamps/welfare...  and regulate in the sense that the stamps are good only for foods that qualify as nutritious (fresh produce, frozen/canned fruits and veggies, meats, dairy, etc...  not alcohol or junk or pop).  but regulating what kind of foods I can eat?  no way.

    instead of trying to control what people are eating, why not start putting pressure on the companies that make/advertise those types of foods and/or start educating kids and parents with how too cook, what foods to look for, basic nutrition facts, etc.  regulation is NOT the answer; education is.
  • edited December 2011
    Oh boy.... here I go.

    - I think it's BS that 16 year olds have so many restrictions on their driving and senior citizens do not.  IMO, once you hit 65, you should have to take a driving test, both written and practical, at LEAST once every 2 years to be able to keep your license.  IMO there's nothing worse than a half blind, half deaf old fart with dementia driving down the road without a care in the world because he got his license 600 years ago.

    -I'm pro-choice, although I don't know that I could ever personally go through with it.

    -I think the government regularly oversteps the proper boundaries of what it should be allowed to regulate.  If a woman who's 6 weeks pregnant wants to end her pregnancy, that's no one's business but hers and babydaddy's and investing tax dollars arguing differently is a stupid waste of resources.  

    - I don't believe in welfare the way we have it.  You should only be allowed welfare for 6 months MAXIMUM if you have children.  If you get pregnant while on welfare, you should have your children taken away from you and you should be jailed.  And you should only be allowed to receive welfare once you've PROVEN you are looking for work.

    - I think all "schools" should have to take a test before they're allowed to call themselves universities.  I know many people who went to "college" at an absolute shiit school who think they're brilliant because they had a 4.0.  Anyone with a pulse should be able to do well at MANY school that call themselves "universities"...and it saturates the job markets with all of these "college" graduates, half of which are morons.  It's like, FFS, go to a REAL school.

    - I think there should be a department of population control...and you should have to pass a test to become a parent.

  • edited December 2011
    Tiger, thanks for being brave enough to share. 

    I also think that it is horrific how vilified getting an abortion is in this country.  It is NOT an easy decision, or one that most women take lightly.  I honestly think that getting an abortion can be a hugely self-LESS act.  I believe that it is often the woman saying 'I know that I am not ready to be a mother.  I know that now is not the right time.  I hope that one day I am a mother, but right now is not the time for me to go through with a pregnancy.  I know that this might be painful for me, emotionally.  However, I also know that it would selfish to bring another human being into this world right now.'  I think that takes true guts and honesty within one's self. 
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  • edited December 2011
    Oh, and I believe in the death penalty.  We waste so much money a year keeping criminals alive that will never become productive members of society.  I say kill the bastards and put that money towards education or paying down the national debt.
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  • heyimbrenheyimbren member
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    edited December 2011
    Tiger, as other PPs have pointed out I think you're right that we can't confuse pro-choice with pro-abortion. But I also don't see pro-life as anti-choice. It can work both ways, although I'm sure there are people out there who are exceptions to this with their opinions.

    Also, I'm aware that adoption isn't an easy process either, and I think what someone else said about promoting awareness and education about the process and its difficulties (and like Hazel said, not just looking for healthy infants) would be beneficial as well.

    I also don't understand the long engagement fixation either. At that point, what's wrong with just being in a long-term relationship as boyfriend and girlfriend?

    I don't think lowering the drinking age would be disastrous, but I'm also not fully convinced it would help that much either. I guess I'm just unsure of how much it would really change things. I have the feeling it would take a few generations to get society accustomed to a lower drinking age.
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  • jemmini6jemmini6 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_unpopular-opinions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:84ab5f9d-0bda-40dc-915d-c8f717b93b81Post:45f97c14-3f2f-46fe-b47d-e7f56d8b9227">Re: Unpopular Opinions</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Unpopular Opinions : no.  I think the government should look into only regulating foods purchased if the purchaser is on food stamps/welfare...  and regulate in the sense that the stamps are good only for foods that qualify as nutritious (fresh produce, frozen/canned fruits and veggies, meats, dairy, etc...  not alcohol or junk or pop).  but regulating what kind of foods I can eat?  no way. instead of trying to control what people are eating, why not start putting pressure on the companies that make/advertise those types of foods and/or start educating kids and parents with how too cook, what foods to look for, basic nutrition facts, etc.  regulation is NOT the answer; education is.
    Posted by CocoBellaF[/QUOTE]


    This exactly.
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  • edited December 2011
    I don't understand lower-middle class people (especially ones with no benefits) who vote Republican.
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_unpopular-opinions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:84ab5f9d-0bda-40dc-915d-c8f717b93b81Post:d56968ae-d6db-4817-b595-6039a3e56575">Re: Unpopular Opinions</a>:
    [QUOTE]Oh boy.... here I go. - I think it's BS that 16 year olds have so many restrictions on their driving and senior citizens do not.  IMO, once you hit 65, you should have to take a driving test, both written and practical, at LEAST once every 2 years to be able to keep your license.  IMO there's nothing worse than a half blind, half deaf old fart with dementia driving down the road without a care in the world because he got his license 600 years ago. -I'm pro-choice, although I don't know that I could ever personally go through with it. <strong>-I think the government regularly oversteps the proper boundaries of what it should be allowed to regulate.</strong>  If a woman who's 6 weeks pregnant wants to end her pregnancy, that's no one's business but hers and babydaddy's and investing tax dollars arguing differently is a stupid waste of resources.   - I don't believe in welfare the way we have it.  You should only be allowed welfare for 6 months MAXIMUM if you have children.  If you get pregnant while on welfare, you should have your children taken away from you and you should be jailed.  And you should only be allowed to receive welfare once you've PROVEN you are looking for work. - I think all "schools" should have to take a test before they're allowed to call themselves universities.  I know many people who went to "college" at an absolute shiit school who think they're brilliant because they had a 4.0.  Anyone with a pulse should be able to do well at MANY school that call themselves "universities"...and it saturates the job markets with all of these "college" graduates, half of which are morons.  It's like, FFS, go to a REAL school. - <strong>I think there should be a department of population control...and you should have to pass a test to become a parent</strong>.
    Posted by loves2shop4shoes[/QUOTE]


    I honeslty agree with you for one both statements, but they contradict each other.  In a perfect world, we could regulate who has kids and when, but as the world is now, that's inappropriate regulation and the same as telling a woman she has to be pregnant.
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  • edited December 2011
    I clearly see pro-life as being anti-choice.  I have no qualms saying that.  I understand why they are anti-choice.  They are against a woman choosing to have an abortion because they believe life begins at conception or a fetus has the right to life. 
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Unpopular Opinions : I honeslty agree with you for one both statements, but they contradict each other.  In a perfect world, we could regulate who has kids and when, but as the world is now, that's inappropriate regulation and the same as telling a woman she has to be pregnant.
    Posted by jemmini6[/QUOTE]

    <div>Touche.  But see, I think the government has a valid interest in making sure our country isn't fool of worthless fools....arguably more of an interest than, say, regulating how many women have to live in a house before it becomes a brothel.</div>
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Unpopular Opinions : Agree 100%. No one can believe I am pro-choice and adopted (I guess with the reasoning that had my birthparents chosen to abort me I wouldn't be here...but that can be said for any child). And yes, thanks for sharing, Tiger. I'm sorry you had to make that decision but I'm glad you were able to make the one that was right for you. 
    Posted by LivLeighton[/QUOTE]

    I think that those people are ignorant, and I will punch them for you.  I think that my statement above in regards to a self-less act can also be said about your birthmom.  I feel like people only say that about women who do chose adoption, but don't stop to think about the women who do have abortions from a place of love and hope.   

    At the end of the day, I do think a lot of the abortion debate relates back to sex-ed.  I truly do not get people who are for abstinence-only education and 100% against abortion.  It's so puritanically based that it's ridiculous.  People have sex.  It isn't dirty or wrong.  Yes, getting pregnant is a result of sex.  And yes, people have children out of wedlock.  (OH, THE HORROR.)  I wonder if they ever stop to think that MAYBE if our country put more emphasis on sex education that there would be less abortions.  I know that is a shocking idea.  Hold on to your seats. 
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  • heyimbrenheyimbren member
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    edited December 2011
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    [QUOTE]I clearly see pro-life as being anti-choice.  I have no qualms saying that.  I understand why they are anti-choice.  They are against a woman choosing to have an abortion because they believe life begins at conception or a fetus has the right to life. 
    Posted by TheMutleys[/QUOTE]

    It doesn't have to be that way though. I believe that life begins at conception, and that is a person separate from the mother. But at the same time, I think there are some extremely limited circumstances where I would see abortion as a potential option.
  • Hazel_BHazel_B member
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    edited December 2011
    Tiger - Thanks so much for sharing. There is an abortion clinic 2 blocks from where I work and people protest there everyday. I've never viewed anything in the aborition process as an easy decision, but seeing those people there everyday really makes me appreciate how hard that decision really is for people.
  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_unpopular-opinions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:84ab5f9d-0bda-40dc-915d-c8f717b93b81Post:81c809c1-5d63-4d43-8ba2-297c64128126">Re: Unpopular Opinions</a>:
    [QUOTE]I don't understand lower-middle class people (especially ones with no benefits) who vote Republican.
    Posted by GreenPepperBurger[/QUOTE]

    LMAO.  DH and I talk about this all of the time.  I think it is purely based on religious/moral principals, and not economic ones.  I do not get it. 

    I also think that the Republican party were idiots for letting themselves get hijacked by the Tea Party.  Oh, look, you got more 'power' except you get usurped by fanatics.  Good job! 
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  • edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_unpopular-opinions?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:84ab5f9d-0bda-40dc-915d-c8f717b93b81Post:3dcd048e-a367-4543-8e24-61d7bd6c1305">Re: Unpopular Opinions</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Unpopular Opinions : It doesn't have to be that way though. I believe that life begins at conception, and that is a person separate from the mother. But at the same time, I think there are some extremely limited circumstances where I would see abortion as a potential option.
    Posted by heyimbren[/QUOTE]

    It isn't against a woman being able to chose to have an abortion because you believe that the fetus is a person separate from the mother? 

    I am saying that I understand why you have that opinion.  I'm just saying that your opinion is against the woman having the choice.
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