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  • You're entitled to your opinion, but I actually admire them. While I don't agree with them, I do think they're right in standing up for what they believe in.
  • I think targeting the women that are already there is a waste of their time. They are entitled to their opinions and it's their time to waste but it seem to me harassing the girls that are walking through those doors is more about getting their pound of flesh and less about spreading the pro life message.
  • If they are being non-violent, not verbally abusive or vulgar, but simply expressing their opinion, then should be no harm. They could probably accomplish more by lobbying their congressman, getting a petition to send in, being more careful who they vote for. But, it's their right, and done right, nothing wrong. After all, others who want things done protest for everything else, so they should have their rights.
  • No I don't actually. I am pro-choice, very much so. However I applaud anybody that has a belief or a principle s/he cares passionately enough about to stand and protest and have their thoughts heard - in a non-violent way such as that. Even when I personally disagree with the cause myself. Good on them. We need a lot more people with strong convictions like them in this world. The world suffers as a consequence of apathy and an unwillingness to act on a cause. They aren't protesting for something terrible and unforgiveable like to spur on a genocide, or protesting based on neo-nazi sentiments, so I have respect for them.
  • As long as they don't impair entry or exit or on private property then they are well within their rights. However I think time would be better spent on dealing with protesting the dysfunctionality of the foster care & adoption system so their options will seem more appealing.
  • I'd like to see these so called pro-life people prove it. Care about the lives of children? Spend your time and money on the ones that are here already. Contribute money and time to educate and cloth children. Support health programs that give children already here a good start. Read to children. Join a mentoring program. Work for women's health programs that eliminate the need for abortion through pregnancy prevention programs. Support early education programs. Build a park. Buy some shoes. Offer to baby-sit for a single neighbor looking for a job. Become a CASA volunteer. There are so many constructive ways to demonstrate why stand around with signs? Or worse yet resort to the destructive, lying, terroristic tactics they so clearly love? Pro-life? No...anti-choice religious zealots is what they are but I guess the truth is too long for their signs. When these so called pro-life people demonstrate that they really care about life I might start having some respect for them.
  • Yes that's exactly what they are doing, trying to get a life and save it.
  • Yes I do. I think they should take all the unwanted children who have already been born and spend all their money and time showering them with love and affection like no one else would.
  • To be perfectly honest I was one of those offensive people who stood outside of the clinic and prayed the Rosary. I was 16, and very serious about being pro-life. But before you go judging what I did, you need to know the background. I was raised by two very devout Roman Catholics who believe that a baby is a baby at conception. The other people who stood with me had their own experiences- whether it be their religion or an abortion that they later regretted. I don't necessarily claim to be fully pro-life now that I'm older, but I'm not ashamed for standing outside of the clinic and praying for the women and babies. I have a lot of friends who've had abortions- I still love my friends whole heartedly. I'm sorry if the people who do this offend you- to me it's just standing up for what you believe in. To me it wasn't protesting the abortion itself- it was praying for the women and babies- for their healing. It wasn't damning them for their decision.
  • no I dont, while I'm not pro abortion or against it I believe in freedom of speech and if thats how they want to waste their time then they have a right to it.
  • People who protest have strong belief in their position. they believe that the embryo is already a human life. they are protesting what they consider murder. Would you have them do otherwise? - Personally, I am not in favor of abortion. But I understand why some people need to have one. I am not a protester for either side. I am agnostic, undecided on the subject.
  • I would say trying to stop babies from being murdered is probably about the most important thing someone can do with their time. Would you rather they sit and play Xbox or watch mtv?
  • I believe that these people are drawing attention to the SLAUGHTER of INNOCENT Babies and should be Commended for their efforts .... I believe that ANYONE who has seen an actual abortion or abortion film showing an abortion would also want to PROTEST such a barbaric act ...
  • I think that every person who wants to protest abortion should have to prove they are supporting an unwanted child, from birth through 18 and beyond for every baby they save.
  • Yes, I do. I think that if they love children so much, they should maybe care about the ones we already have. So many pro-lifers seem to stop caring about kids as soon as they are born. They could spend their time bettering education or trying to improve adoption and foster care. I think being yelled at when you're trying to go to have a PRIVATE medical procedure is quite offensive.
  • I don't know. There could be some dads in there who had their children taken away without their authorisation and consent.
  • Yes, they should log onto AB and complain about how other people spend their time.
  • I think if they truly are against abortion then they would be better off spending their time lobbying for law changes and not harassing women who are already going through a tough enough time.
  • If they are non-violent and that is what they believe, then no, I have no problem with their actions. They have the same right to protest abortion as supporters of abortion do.
  • no they are just making their voice known. if they decided to make it illegal wouldn't you go stand and protest that?
  • Get a life? They are pro-life anyway... ;-)
  • You are right. When people feel strongly about something they should simply go take a nap until the feeling goes away..or maybe just go watch a little TV..check the fridge for something to eat and forget about it. They really should ..just get a life..like yours I'm guessin'?
  • Absolutely! The first thing they need to do with their time and money is walk straight into the Department of Child Services and initiate proceedings to adopt as many orphaned children as possible. Once they raise a few of those (and notice I didn't say 'foster' for which they would get paid but 'adopt' for which they don't), then, they would have earned the right to stand in front of abortion clinics and protest
  • So what do you stand for exactly? Make a decision here. I don't see how you can logically be for abortion rights and against freedom of speech and assembly. Rights are rights. Your approval is simply not required for a fellow American to exercise their own legal rights. That's kind of the deal. People who cannot get this concept are who's really destroying America.
  • If they spent even a fraction of the time and energy that they use to protest educating young girls they would be so much more affective. No one wants to get an abortion, they make uneducated decisions and that leads to unwanted pregnancies.
  • I agree because they don't change someone's mind who already has an appt. In fact, they harass and distress those people. This is the problem with legislating people's private lives. Anyone who wants and abortion should be able to get one. That's the law. So, if you really want to go out on a limb, you could call protesters criminals.
  • If they are peacefully protesting, let them. Its their right.
  • I know that there are people who get involved in public demonstations of protest for wrong reasons and some are quite dangerous, as the news reports can testify but MOST of the people that choose to stnad in front of abortion clincs and protest are trying to save a child's life. Most are pro-life because of their faith in God and believe they are being a voice for unborn. The Bible says (Proverbs 31:8), “Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die." They are obeying God's command and want to please Him. ALso, the squeaky wheel gets the oil, lol, and the more people who speak up for what they believe in, the more the politicians listen to the "voice of the people" when it comes to passing or changing laws. We have the freedom of speech which is a truly awe inspiring political right to voice our opinions loud and clear. God bless America and the rights it's people possess.
  • No, I think it is their right to "stand up for what they believe in". Most of them are probably judge mental and have put all girls who want an abortion into some stereotype- but that's only because they were smart enough not to get themselves into that situation.
  • I read this on Craigslist - thought it was HILARIOUS: ... To the Planned Parenthood Protesters: I was having trouble finding the clinic Saturday morning, but then I saw you guys waving your signs around, and I knew exactly which exit to take. I made it to my abortion with five minutes to spare. Keep up the good work!
  • So what your saying is we should toss the 1st amendment because you believe in abortion Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
  • I do, like find a job.You don't see that shit happening in china or india or ne where else in the world.Am not all for killing babys but those picketers are worse then useless
  • Only if gay activists agree to stop protesting INSIDE churches.

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