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    • LeighA

      “The child inside the womb is a living, human, being.” Citation needed. It’s human, in that it has human DNA (though so do cancer cells and the majority of what makes up dirt), and it’s living in the sense that it’s eating and growing (though it’s incapable of living independently for much of duration of pregnancy, so how living it is is debatable), but it doesn’t make much sense to argue that something with no brain, no spine, and no heart is truly a human being. You can make arguments for calling it a living human being at several points after the development of those things, but an organless ball is not a human being, it’s a potential future human.

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      Did you seriously reply to “I don’t understand how someone can live with the burden of being forced to carry…a product of rape or a child they don’t want” by saying “there is adoption”? How in the world does that have any bearing on having to carry the baby to term? It has to be born before it can be adopted. It’d really suck if you were raped, got pregnant, were forced to watch your body change before your eyes as a constant reminder of the traumatic experience, and then suffered a not uncommon lifelong complication of pregnancy or childbirth as a result. But hey, it’s worth it for rape victims to have to physically suffer for the rest of their lives if it means there’s more unwanted babies that may grow up being passed from one potentially abusive foster home to another before being tossed out on the street at 18, right?

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      If you’re married and don’t want children (or already have children and don’t want more), you and your spouse should simply never have sex again until you’re no longer physically capable of having children, right? I’m sure that won’t negatively affect the marriage at all. What’s 20 years without sex, anyway? Even getting a vasectomy isn’t a guaranteed method of preventing pregnancy, so I guess the cliche of married people never having sex will just have to become a lot more accurate.

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      “It’s your mother’s choice if you continue to grow as a baby and eventually be brought into this world, or be killed in your mother’s womb. It sounds horrible, doesn’t it? ” I think it’s the exact opposite of horrible. I, for one, am glad that my mother chose to have me, rather than being forced to have a baby she didn’t want simply because there was no other option. Imagine how awful it would be to know that your mother wished you’d never been born and that you only exist because she had no choice in the matter.

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      6. Hold on, I’ll just take a picture with my phone real quick! There were camera phones 10 years ago. By about 6 or 7 years ago, it was almost impossible to get a phone without a camera (I know someone who tried, though I never understood why). 14. Oh, and let me recharge my book. Does anyone actually say that? I would think most people would say “let me recharge my Kindle/Nook/whatever.” Also, the Sony Librie launched in 2004. 17. Shoot me a text. Texts became a thing in the 90s. I’m not sure if anyone used this exact phrase then, but I’m sure they did by 2004. 25. Make sure you delete your cookies. According to Wikipedia, “The general public learned about [cookies] after the Financial Times published an article about them on February 12, 1996.” 28. We’re 69% compatible. In elementary school, we used to play this game called “True Love” where you would right your name and your crushes name down and…well, we had two different versions. One, you’d count how many letters they had in common and use that to determine how compatible you were. For the other two, you’d count how many letters you each had that were in the words “true love” (for instance, Amber Brown has T=0, R=2, U=0, E=1, L=0, O=1, V=0, E=1, and Kyle Jones has E=2, O=1, E=2), then either add them all together and multiply by ten (100%) or put the total for each word together (true=5, love =5, 55%), usually whichever gives you the higher total. Whichever way you did it, if the total was 69, you would say you were 69% compatible. 37. IDK, my BFF Jill. As a catchprhase, you are correct. That ad is only 7 years old (I could’ve sworn it was older, but apparently not). But those acronyms were common in IM speak long before 2004, so it would’ve made for a perfectly intelligible sentence. Wikipedia again: “The term BFF as in Best friends forever has been used at least since 1987.” I have no idea when people started using “IDK,” but it was no later than 2001, because they taught us “internet slang” in school that year, including that one. Sadly, I have no idea how to find the textbook (reading anthology) that was in, because I’m sure it would be very amusing to look at now. I bet it explained the “world wide web” and everything.

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      I’m not sure how they do things in other countries, but in the US they usually give different foods every day. Some of the things they served at my school: Horrible pizza with ridiculous amounts of grease
      Soft tacos
      Stir fry
      Chicken patty sandwiches
      Grilled cheese and tomato soup
      Chicken nuggets
      Sloppy joes
      Turkey, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce (for holidays) With each one, you had to get some sort of fruit or vegetable. They had fresh apples, oranges, and sometimes pears, as well as little containers of fruit in syrup. The vegetables included things like broccoli, carrots, or cauliflower. I think you might also have been required to have a starch, as there were usually mashed potatoes, tater tots, fries (sometimes), or bread. There was also milk, of course. My high school had a salad bar, which you could get instead of hot lunch. About once a month, they’d give everyone a small piece of cake, and sometimes they’d give frozen fruit juice pops or some sort of cobbler or crumble.

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      I never knew that Canada didn’t have school lunch. I find that kind of odd. In the US, school lunches (and breakfasts) provide an opportunity for low income kids to eat even if their families can’t afford food*. I don’t think Canada has as much poverty as the US, but there must still be plenty of kids who don’t have enough food. What are they supposed to do? I would think Canada of all places would ensure they got at least one meal a day. *School food in the US isn’t generally free, but low income families can apply for free lunch. Most schools have a system in place where kids pay using student IDs or meal tickets, so it’s not apparent to other students who gets free lunch.

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