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Question: Would John F Kennedy have been Pro Life or Pro Choice?
Pro Choice   -14 (66.7%)
Pro Life   -7 (33.3%)
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« on: April 25, 2012, 12:52:19 am »
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Would JFK have been Pro Choice or Pro Life on Abortion?
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 07:10:14 am »
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Who cares?
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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 07:17:02 am »
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Who cares?

^^^^^
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2012, 01:49:07 pm »
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Who cares?
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2012, 02:00:11 pm »
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I hate these [Inks]ing terms so much.
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A shameless agrarian collectivist with no respect for private property or individual rights.

His idea of freedom is - it is a bad thing and should be stopped at all costs.

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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2012, 02:02:22 pm »
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His foreign aid policy was the opposite of Mexico City. Take from that what you will. My best guess is soft pro-life.
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2012, 02:07:32 pm »
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I hate these [Inks]ing terms so much.

do you use profanity in 'real life'?
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2012, 02:22:48 pm »
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Was abortion even an issue that was discussed beyond state level at the time?
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2012, 02:28:48 pm »
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In foreign-aid terms yes, otherwise no. There were certainly pro-choicers, but the climate meant they had to be deeply closeted.
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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2012, 02:30:21 pm »
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I hate these [Inks]ing terms so much.

do you use profanity in 'real life'?

I'm from New England.
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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 02:35:45 pm »
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Given his appalling personal behavior, think we can be sure that he was enthusiastically in favour of it in practice.
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 02:39:19 pm »
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And would have taken whichever position promised him more votes.
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I may conceivably reconsider.

Knowing me it's more likely than not.
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« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 02:46:29 pm »
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And would have taken whichever position promised him more votes.

I agree. It's amazing how many people over here are Verehrer of his though. Try telling my grandmother (86 years old, from the Niederrhein) that he wasn't, in fact, killed to keep him from radically improving every American life.
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« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2012, 02:49:09 pm »
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When the Emperor visited the distant province by the limes in '62, my mother was given the day off school so that she could go and watch him speak.

But this is my mother we're talking about. She went home and helped her mom take care of the young'uns.
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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2012, 04:54:44 pm »
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Whatever his opinion was once upon a time, I'm sure he would have had a chance to change his mind since then, like every other politician of a certain age.
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« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2012, 05:53:04 pm »
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I can see JFK eventually becoming pro-choice, much like Ted did after Roe.

RFK, on the other hand, would probably be strongly pro-life. After all, he was a fanatic Catholic, impregnating his wife every freaking year.
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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2012, 06:07:24 pm »
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RFK: Not quite Santorum though. In 1967 he strongly hinted that he would support exceptions for rape and incest.

JFK: Agreed.
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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2012, 04:31:25 am »
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How many of the sitting Supreme court justices were actually personally pro-choice when they ruled Roe vs. Wade. Less than the actual number that agreed with the opinion right?
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2012, 08:38:48 am »
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Pro-choice, duh.
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« Reply #19 on: April 27, 2012, 03:58:48 pm »
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RFK: Not quite Santorum though. In 1967 he strongly hinted that he would support exceptions for rape and incest.

There are conservative Republicans, that supports said exception. Rick "oops" Perry, for example.
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