Rant: Closing a thread? Attention admin.

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  1. windcatcher

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    Closing a thread is not censoring a poster..... it IS censoring that thread.

    Regarding attacks on Crisis Pregnancy Centers.... i spent most of yesterday calling several in my area, both inquiring regarding their services before revealing the intent of my call and informed each one of what may be the seeds of attack springing up. None of them tried to deceive me regarding the questions I asked:
    Q. Do you offer abortion counseling?
    Ans: Are you wanting an abortion or have you had an abortion? We offer couseling to women who have had an abortion. Are you pregnant?
    Q. (I hedge) Ummmm..... Ah...... I was just wondering what kind of help you offer a woman who is pregnant?
    Ans: You seem hesitant... This is confidential. Are you asking for yourself or another? um... We don't do abortions. But we do offer pregnancy test, screening, and can referr you or the person to a group of specialist who volunteer and can do an ultrasound at no charge to show the development of the baby. And, should you decide to keep the baby, we offer classes and counseling and can help with baby supplies? How can we help you?
    (The answers weren't identical, but generally the same. Two stated up front that they were a Christian based ministry which offered pregnancy counseling and help for women wanting to have their baby. But that didn't mean a woman had to be a Christian nor had to become one to receive their help.)

    Then I explained the story of finding this article regarding the Baltimore City Council and my thread start on this board. Each one I called had not heard about this development but agreed that this looks like it could be the start of an attack against the centers which might spread. They were grateful for the information and I was even referred to a doctor's practice to pass him the message as he is active in the Prolife save a child movement.... and likes to keep informed of developments such as this.

    To the members on this board active or interested in the pro-life cause... make sure your local centers are informed if you're aware of similar developments.


    FYI, when each call was answered, I stated up front that if they were busy at that moment I would call back or I could give them my number for a call back when they weren't so busy. As it turned out each one took my call.
     
  2. Marcia

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    Someone (maybe you) questioned my statement that abortion has not been found to cause breast cancer. There is no evidence that it does.

    http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Risk/abortion-miscarriage

    Also, see
    http://www.center4research.org/abortion.html

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/68794.php

    There was a recent write-up on this that I read.

    Whether one wants to believe these studies or not, Pregnancy Centers should not be saying this. In a way, they shot themselves in the foot. Christians especially should not give anything but truth and that which they know is truth. If they are doing work for the Lord, then trust in the Lord and don't use scare tactics.
     
  3. Johnv

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    It is not censoring. By definition, censoring referrs to expressions in a public forum. The BB is a private forum, and is moderated. That by definition disqualifies such actions as censoring.
     
  4. Revmitchell

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    I did and it is blatantly false that there is no evidence that it does. I posted several links opposing the info you give here. The relationship between cancer and abortion is become a very political one. In light of recent events with climate change I am more likely to believe the claims of those who say information on this is being denied, withheld, and ignored.
     
  5. Johnv

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    Revmitchell is once again guilty of alarmism. The American Cancer Society (www.acs.org), the one organization that would stand to financially benefit from a link between abortion and cancers, states very plainly on their site that "... the scientific evidence does not support the notion that abortion of any kind raises the risk of breast cancer". ACS is well-known for their objectivity, and also for publicizing any reasonably possible links to cancers.

    Stay tuned to see if anyone who agrees with the ACS gets accused of not really opposing abortion, or of liberalism, or of some other such nonsense.
     
  6. carpro

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  7. donnA

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    there is actually a 3 page limit in this forum, and most threads go well beyond the limit, I think for the most part no one is moderating this forum, or there would be a lot more threads closed.
     
  8. windcatcher

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    Adtually there are no statements of fact that would contradict the board's position. The boards position is that life begins at conception. All other statements to the contrary are false and offensive. Period!





     
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  9. Squire Robertsson

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    Clear Violation of A Posting Rule

    There was a clear violation of a posting rule. Further, the thread was over three pages and was a candidate for closure without notice when problems arose.

    I could have edited the thread if the offending post hadn't been quoted so extensively.
     
  10. windcatcher

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    Well I'm glad he got his hand slapped.
    I see he's still posting.:tear:
     
  11. donnA

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    the exception is that LE no longer mods this forum and she would close down any thread when it reached 3 pages, according to BB rules.
     

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