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June 12, 2013

The Obama administration said this week that it will comply with a judge’s order that allows girls of any age to buy emergency contraception without a prescription....

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kingdom

Jun-12-13 7:24 AM

so the administration quits fighting the court and now it is all his fault? Honestly who should decide who is mature? Who decides the child should have to give birth to a baby after a rape or incest? Or even a one night mistake? Apparently the men at the Minot Daily News think they are qualified to do so.

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icart68

Jun-12-13 8:18 AM

The "right to life" president Barbara Listing suggesting that women buy "insurance" if they fear of being raped. She says, "Nobody plans to have an accident at a car accident, nobody plans to have their house flooded. You can buy extra insurance for those." REALLY??? Wonder where you can but that?? You think my local State Farm has that?? This woman has the "right to be stupid"

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icart68

Jun-12-13 8:19 AM

No Birth Control....No VI*GRA

After all, impotence is a sign from GOD that old men shouldn't be having sex, therefore using Vi*gra goes against what GOD wants for men...

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billldoesntgetit

Jun-12-13 8:48 AM

Obama will sign any thing that will get him a pat on the back..

Looks like he will even sell out his own girls..

Nice way to promote sex in early childhood isn't it?

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LOLMinot

Jun-12-13 11:58 AM

What a short-sighted view of the issue by a small-minded "news" outlet.

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Missy1

Jun-12-13 2:14 PM

How about making the little boys be responsible for their actions, instead of making the girls take all the risks.

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locomotive

Jun-12-13 3:43 PM

Right, Missy. Our culture has changed enough that responsibility for boys isn't as important as it was in the past.

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Worldview

Jun-12-13 5:46 PM

Bet you a dollar a republican, white, older male, wrote this piece.

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rajiihammr

Jun-12-13 10:44 PM

We have here a relatively benign solution to teen pregnancy and all the mdn can do is dredge up vague culture war baloney. The choices are these...teen pregnancy and an abortion, teen pregnancy and a baby or no pregnancy. Ask a parent...they'll be disappointed but relieved two years after what might have been.

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namexxx

Jun-12-13 11:27 PM

Republican, White, older males write every piece for the MDN.

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Missy1

Jun-12-13 11:44 PM

Maybe all you brilliant people out there should explore a pill for the young boys out there to take everyday. It doesn't matter if it is harmful in the later years. At least they won't mess up the little girls life. Make a pill for them.

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locomotive

Jun-13-13 1:18 AM

Really, willgrr. Way back, a boy's taking responsibility was helped along by a girl's father and his shotgun, if the fella wasn't willing to step up to it himself. Don't you remember? And even in my day, newly adolescent boys were given the following blunt yet sage advice: keep it in your pants. (Hope I don't get bumped for saying it.)

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locomotive

Jun-13-13 1:19 AM

You're right, Missy. Equal time!

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EarlyBird

Jun-13-13 7:06 AM

I suppose the poor little buggers will have to earn the money to pay for the pills from hooking on the street corners too. I suppose the next great idea will be to legalize teen prostitution so they can get the little lost souls paying taxes for their pleasures.

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LOLMinot

Jun-13-13 12:48 PM

Play this scenario out over time. The MAP isn't available, and little Becky has a kid at 15 years old. Repeat that process several times until Becky now has 6 kids before 30, and living off "the system". Who here doesn't know of someone in this situation?

I wonder what the MDN would think of their stance then? They'd complain about OBAMA! giving money away, people need to get a job, etc. I suppose it would be a sustainable business plan for the MDN.

Perhaps we should simply "pray" instead of taking intellectual and scientific action. Ugh.

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locomotive

Jun-13-13 3:41 PM

Or maybe, just maybe, some adolescents could actually use their brains instead of other body parts to make an important decision or two.

It's as though nobody should possess any self-control or any reason to be responsible anymore. If this is what it's like to live in the liberal universe, stop the world and let me go elsewhere. I know, you won't miss me.

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Missy1

Jun-13-13 6:39 PM

LOL Minot. Then put little Becky on the pill at age 9. She may not have kids till later if she does not get cancer. Better yet get her an IUD,at age 9. At least she won't have 6 kids before age 30, and on every time of welfare there is. And let little Billy go free, and no worries. Or maybe you could figure out a procedure for little Billy, so he could be free from worries and have fun at the same time. I have not seen so many worthless dad's in my whole life, as soon as Child welfare catches up to them, poof, they're gone.

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namexxx

Jun-13-13 8:02 PM

Wait . . . I thought you people wanted government OUT of our lives.

So let's get this straight . . .

You want a smaller government, that controls medicine but stays out of health care -- that doesn't collect data and doesn't do background checks but thwarts secret acts of terrorism.

And you want it on the cheap -- because you're also nervous and fearful about the potential effects of a deficit.

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locomotive

Jun-13-13 11:58 PM

Yeah, I know, leftywing.

Don't go away mad, just go away.

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LOLMinot

Jun-14-13 12:05 AM

Thanks for living up to your name, Veritas!

I'm only here to pick on the MDN, but I suppose if my opinion is called out I'll respond (unlike the aforementioned paper).

Missy1- doesn't your last statement provide validation for my point? I agree Billy has a responsibility. For arguments sake, let's say Billy is more than just irresponsible, lets make him abhorrent. Billy got Becky drunk at a party and took advantage of her. Becky realizes it the next day. What then? Abortion? Not in this State. Ohhhhh, prayer, that's right.

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disgusted

Jun-14-13 11:23 AM

Abortion is not the same as removing a sliver. Poof, the pain is gone. Depression, anger, remorse, quilt, follow abortion. Should the guy be sentenced? yes, it would be great if the perpetrator had to don pregnancy belly and attire for the duration of the pregnancy he caused. :-)

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namexxx

Jun-14-13 5:34 PM

"It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."

-- Republican, Todd Aiken

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locomotive

Jun-15-13 6:14 PM

Let's have the rest of the quote from Todd Akin, if we're going to quote him at all...

“From what I understand from doctors, that (pregnancy from rape) is really rare. If it’s a legitimate [a real] rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something. I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be on the rapist and not attacking the child.”

Even if his supposition about the female body "shutting it down" was incorrect, I agree with his last point, that you punish the rapist. In spades.

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locomotive

Jun-15-13 6:24 PM

From CNN 8-22-2012

"Akin has apologized for his remarks.

"'I had heard one time a medical report that it's hard to get, it's harder for somebody to get pregnant under those conditions,' he told radio host Sean Hannity on Monday. 'I don't believe that's true now. In fact, I've checked the facts and that's wrong. I was just wrong in that statement.'"

Live in the past much, namexxx?

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centerfield

Jun-15-13 9:03 PM

Lets be a tad accurate-- without the added brackes/attemped clairifications. “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child.” Well, as long as we are here, how about another quote from this fine Republican. “I think NBC has a long record of being very liberal and at the heart of liberalism really is a hatred for God and a belief that government should replace God.”

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