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Did abortion opponents go too far when they handed out toy fetuses to kids at the State Fair?

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muleskinner

Jul-29-13 2:10 AM

They have free will, they can do what they want. Kind of stupid, but you can't fix stupid. Anyhow, Russia has an abortion rate of 64 percent, so abortion opponents should all move there. In the US, the abortion rate is only 33 percent. Humans care for newborn Red Pandas more than they care for their own unborn. Humanity is a confused lot these days and needs some help in some way.

I attended the fair, spent 32 dollars to walk through the gate with my family. Walked around for a couple of hours, had a few bites of a gyro at about a dollar twenty-five per bite, was a little saddened by it all, in reality, so I went home.

300,000 x 8 is 2.4 million dollars. Maybe the State Fair Board can find it in their hearts to help out the Ward County Historical Society.

I won't hold my breath.

I will forbid them to use any of that money to hire a legal team to oust the Ward County Historical Society.

The State Fair is greedy, and it shows. That's what saddens me.

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animal

Jul-29-13 7:28 AM

Yes, too far, but the state fair is responsible, they should not have allowed it! A (FAIR) is suppose to be a celebration of our local life style and accomplishments not a political or financial quest, yet look at what they have made it!

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animal

Jul-29-13 7:29 AM

P.S. All state funding should be stopped.

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locomotive

Jul-29-13 8:45 AM

Some will say that allowing this group shows that the board's current booth policy doesn't go far enough in its screening of applicants. I'd imagine that the policy is under review as we speak.

This did bring one issue of the abortion process into the light. Yes, there is a fetus involved in every abortion, with no choice of its own.

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FrankG

Jul-29-13 10:32 AM

This was about the only thing that was free at the fair.

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TheDiogenist

Jul-29-13 10:36 AM

I remember one year at Easter, my brother and I getting a plastic fetus apiece in our baskets atop our jelly beans &ca, along with a little card of abortion statistics. Even at nine or ten, it struck me as a morbid thing to do.

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SayWhat

Jul-29-13 10:50 AM

What are people so afraid of? How does handing out a plastic fetus hurt anyone? Just curious. Some school systems hand out free ******s to junior and senior high students. Some elementary schools in other states teach sex education to students whether the parents like it or not. A plastic fetus can be a form of education as well. It can open up a dialogue with your kids about what abortion is. Something they don't teach you at school.

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MattRothchild

Jul-29-13 1:44 PM

There was a table at the local county fair that had something similar. My little son and daughter thought they were delightful and began playing with them. But they weren't handouts, they were part of a display on their table, so we had to give them back when we left.

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TheDiogenist

Jul-29-13 3:27 PM

"It can open up a dialogue with your kids about what abortion is. Something they don't teach you at school."

I'd have thought a number of parents would freak right out, if schools were to try teaching students about abortion (sex ed besides). And since when did the word "******s" need censoring? How is a dialogue supposed to open up if you can't even use the vocabulary?

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TheDiogenist

Jul-29-13 3:29 PM

That does it; breaking out the phrase "prophylactic wrapper".

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billldoesntgetit

Jul-29-13 6:55 PM

Many parents don't want to answer the question.."mommy did you get an abortion"?

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SayWhat

Jul-29-13 8:05 PM

Yeah, I guess I shouldn't have used the word ******s, I should have said birth control. You can't even say the word ******s, but our minor children can get them free at public school. What a crazy word! :)

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TheDiogenist

Jul-29-13 8:40 PM

I'd still think that crazy kind of world would be preferable to one where those minors were getting pregnant. Limiting the discussion - but also limiting available options out of a naïve optimism - does these young people a disservice, and both are the active ingredients in this recipe I like to call disaster.

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locomotive

Jul-30-13 9:02 AM

willgrr, are you going to take billgitmo to task for saying about the same thing as bdgi said?

Or is this how it rolls: two wrongs can make a right, if the second wrong is done by a liberal?

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rickrod

Jul-30-13 9:23 AM

Many republicans don't want to answer the question.."Gee would you gladly support all these unwanted kids by women who could not get an abortion because republican busy bodies put all those controls on abortion"?

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minotroses

Jul-30-13 9:51 AM

They wanted to get their message across....which they did, even though it was morbid and in VERY POOR taste!!!

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MarkHighwater

Jul-31-13 5:29 AM

There are only 19 women out of 234 GOP reps in congress...not even 10 percent...that says it all.

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