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Group’s stunt unacceptable

August 18, 2013

Cody Stanley, Grand Forks North Dakota made national news recently when a Right to Life group registered for the State Fair parade filled “candy bags” with miniature toy fetuses, and gave them to......

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Williston

Aug-27-13 6:24 PM

This was unacceptable. It was a parade. We were to kick off the fair. I don't chat with my grandchildren about hot button topics and do not expect strangers to do it either. Their age does not dictate this type of conversation. It was not my right and certainly not one issued by their parents to this group.

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locomotive

Aug-21-13 10:09 PM

I agree with your last post, mschevs, and animal's take was spot on from the beginning...

"I'm not sure what this "right to life" group would have hoped to achieve with the stunt. It was the wrong way to send a message and feeds into pro-abortion bigotry."

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mschevs

Aug-21-13 9:12 PM

How many of the children that received the candy and toy fetuses were planning an abortion? They were targeting LITTLE CHILDREN. That is wrong....I don't care what side of the fence you are on with the actual issue....It was wrong and in bad taste.

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locomotive

Aug-21-13 9:59 AM

"Moral values should be taught by a child own parents....not by a bunch of right fighters handing out toy fetuses."

If two people want a child, the fetus is called a baby. Everything is done to safeguard the baby's pregnancy, proper development, delivery and bringing up. If it's wanted, it deserves to live.

But if two people don't want a child, the fetus is called a blob of tissue. Everything can be done to end the pregnancy, sooner rather than later, for the convenience of the prospective parents. If it's not wanted, it doesn't deserve to live.

The moral values resulting from such an approach are called situational ethics: what's good for me in this situation is good for me, period.

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mschevs

Aug-20-13 1:38 PM

There are so many circumstances people get abortions, not just for birth control. There is no way to lump it into a yes or no option. Who are any of us to judge other people and know what their circumstances are? No one should make that decision for another person. They will have to be judged in the end and not by any of us. Moral values should be taught by a child own parents....not by a bunch of right fighters handing out toy fetuses.

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BeeMarie

Aug-20-13 10:17 AM

I don't like a lot of the terrible name-calling and anger on here.

Abortion should be kept safe, legal, and very rare.

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locomotive

Aug-19-13 10:32 PM

"So the bottom line with the ignorant right is women having sex. Such prudes and the lowest denomination on the planet."

*the next few words should be read as though the speaker is dumb as a post*

"Well, I don't know what happened. Here I was, all by myself, having sex, and the next thing you know, I'm pregnant!"

*restore "smarts" setting*

So "women having sex" is all it takes to make babies? I'm sure willgrr didn't really want to appear to be "the ignorant left" here...

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mschevs

Aug-19-13 4:24 PM

Good one left! It's about as stupid as what they did! Common sense is not so common I guess.

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mschevs

Aug-19-13 3:33 PM

I want to add subman, if someone were to want to have a voice for those who don't, are you saying it was acceptable to hand out little fetus toys to children? Yikes. I think I'd rather give a child a frisbee and not have them worry about what abortion even is.

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mschevs

Aug-19-13 3:23 PM

Subman, Last I checked all of those things were against the law according to the law. Abortion is not. I may or may not agree with it...the decision should be those who it affects...not yours....not mine.

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centerfield

Aug-19-13 3:15 PM

Subber , you actually said this: "why not live your own life and keep your nose out of these peoples business." OK, and your excuse?

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subman

Aug-19-13 2:59 PM

mschevs so killing the helpless is OK in your book... how about incest, rape, child molestation, or even murder and the list goes on... if you are against any of these why not live your own life and keep your nose out of these peoples business.

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mschevs

Aug-19-13 2:19 PM

Whether pro-choice or pro-life, why are any of these people trying to put their morals and values on others? Why don't they live the way they feel is right and moral for themselves and stop trying to make choices and push their beliefs on others. I'm so sick of people trying to make people believe in what they do. worry about yourselves and your OWN families people.

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MattRothchild

Aug-19-13 1:00 PM

"By now, we should expect such high-handedness from these folks...it is unsurprising that they would thrust themselves between parents and their kids, too."

Yet, we're expected to be OK with other intrusions on and usurpations of parental authority by schools, the police, the list goes on and on.

Get off your high horse, Cody. Methinks you care nothing about protecting and preserving the relationship between parent and child, but would rather cynically use that sacred bond as a smokescreen for your defense of something else altogether.

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DakotaBorn

Aug-19-13 12:48 PM

Since everyone seems to have an opinion on what women do with their bodies, I have a suggestion for men: Find out if the woman you are about to have sex with wants to have your baby. If not, keep your pants zipped.

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locomotive

Aug-19-13 10:43 AM

Aug-18-13 3:52 PM

centerish posted the progressive women's mantra, that is, any point about abortion made by a man is worthless.

So, for the benefit of all, I'll use Veritas' famous c/p technique and thus validate all the good men's postings I saw here.

"I'm not sure what this "right to life" group would have hoped to achieve with the stunt. It was the wrong way to send a message and feeds into pro-abortion bigotry."

"What about school officials taking teenage girls to get abortions without her parent's permission? Isn't that breaking the parent-child bond?"

"Abortion stops a beating heart...Abortion is murder no matter how you try to sanitize it."

See, it just took a woman's touch.

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angeR69

Aug-19-13 2:34 AM

Funny you should bring up that word: excuses. Sometimes they can be used to defend the indefensible. Choice, the mother of all excuses.

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centerfield

Aug-19-13 1:47 AM

And now we have third one just bumpin gums with excuses for making decision for other people, namely women. Yep, you losers have it all.

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angeR69

Aug-18-13 11:58 PM

Center, do you really want to know what qualifies me to speak out on this subject? I'll tell you anyway.

I'll give you a clue. It has nothing to do with whether I have man parts or lady parts.

Are you ready? I have complete and undeniable standing to speak out against abortion because I once lived in a womb. It's true. I was fortunate to have been born.

This is kind of my way of paying it forward.

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centerfield

Aug-18-13 11:33 PM

Listen to these two men jack their lips together. Yep, you guys want to control women and you throw garbage attacks around like candy at a parade. Maybe if guys like you and those friends of yours son, kept it in their pants, there would not be a problem. Oh, and your little story, don't believe a word of it. More Rush type lies. Oh, and whistler is the reincarnation of changie..after he got booted..welcome back.

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centerfield

Aug-18-13 8:58 PM

I rest my case, BDGI. You have just proved the liberal point. In one blog you called women "women so stupid", & women are Ignorant-"Really how ignorant are these women", denigrate women-- they don't know how to pull up their pants and keep them there". Your comments have been agreed to by three other wingers who must feel the same way. That is the right wing philosophy. Put women down. White, old, men, middle/upperclass, and plainly lacking any common sense. Thank you BDGI, you are the superlative nerd winger.

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centerfield

Aug-18-13 3:52 PM

Now, how many men are blogging this subject? All of you. Pro Choice means that the woman makes the decision. You can color it all you want to suit your needs, but no one especially the men who are most vocal should be judging and setting the criteria for women. Men also are making medical decisions for women like vaginal probes and stuff. But, each of you will say, Oh, golly, that is toooo bad, when one of your faithful blows away a doctor/nurse/or just anyone affiliated with clinics. Yep, hypocrites to the core. The sign of good right wing, white, male, middle to older age, radical republican.

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angeR69

Aug-18-13 12:34 PM

Call that narrow minded if it makes you feel better.

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angeR69

Aug-18-13 12:33 PM

Mat, if you are for legal abortion, you ARE pro abortion. "Pro-choice" sounds a lot cleaner, but you don't have to have an abortion yourself to have the blood of millions of babies on your hands.

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BrianS

Aug-18-13 11:11 AM

Ok, so let me see if I have this correct. Someone who is pro-abortion is offended because a pro-life group handed out replicas of a fetus because it breaks the parent-child bond? Puleez!! Doesn't the very act of abortion break this bond bond? Yes, it does literally, with saline, suction and the baby ripped from the mother's womb! Would Cody have been less offended if a pro-choice group had handed out vials of saline or replicas of dead fetuses? What about school officials taking teenage girls to get abortions without her parent's permission? Isn't that breaking the parent-child bond? Maybe, Cody, you should be offended by the 55 million babies that have been murdered in the past 40 years all in the name of choice. Yeah, wonderful parent-child bonding going on there. Anyone who is pro-choice has the blood of these innocent lives on their hands and will have to answer to their Creator. Hopefully you will repent before it is too late.

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