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    You quoted a study that relies on brain scan. If...

    You quoted a study that relies on brain scan. If I imagine my migraines, they are psychosomatic and therefore stem from a mental disorder. If a brain scan supports my migraines, they are physical...
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    I found a study that reported 4, but, whichever....

    I found a study that reported 4, but, whichever. If these are true [which is more unlikely than not given the wicked small scale] this condition has no business being added to the DSM. Considering...
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    I really don't care. We just needed a new...

    I really don't care. We just needed a new discussion so I brought this up.

    AHS is actually nothing like BIID. AHS occurs after some kind of brain trauma (surgery, stroke, etc) whereas BIID has no...
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    I'm responding to this because it's really the...

    I'm responding to this because it's really the only salient part of your post. You missed the forest for the trees, frankly.

    The RTL argument rests upon the basic tenets that a) the fetus is a...
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    Body Integrity Identity Disorder [long]

    I'd never heard of this particular "disorder" before, but found it interesting. Basically individuals who suffer from it claim they are caused intense, psychological pain by the existence and/or...
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    Chris, I've posted at length in the past about...

    Chris, I've posted at length in the past about the issue of conjoined twins and how it applies to abortion. Conjoined twins are routinely separated even if it necessarily means the death of another....
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    So if the fetus was provided due process and...

    So if the fetus was provided due process and found, by jury, to be violating the woman's autonomy, you'd be OK with it?

    Your concept that one individual can usurp the body of another for as long...
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    Just to throw in my slightly OT 2 cents. This...

    Just to throw in my slightly OT 2 cents.

    This is a sticky argument that leads to people decrying "conscience clauses" and demanding publicly funded abortions.

    You have a right to purchase,...
  9. This isn't true. I can, at any point in...

    This isn't true. I can, at any point in pregnancy, request my OB "get them OUT". After the second trimester, however, they must get OUT alive. OBs can perform medical inductions at 26 weeks for any...
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    I believe an embryologist would have a different...

    I believe an embryologist would have a different opinion. The difference between an egg and a zygote is quite significant. An egg is incapable of cellular reproduction, metabolism or any other...
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    I'm not a huge fan of vBulletin, myself. I'm sure...

    I'm not a huge fan of vBulletin, myself. I'm sure it will be fine, though, and we'll all get used to it. :)
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    Wow, Joe, you're making a lot of assumptions. Now...

    Wow, Joe, you're making a lot of assumptions. Now I shall write a book.

    Considering I'm currently gestating, and my 3 kids are sleeping in their beds, I'm actually pretty good with those pesky...
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    H.R. 643...

    H.R. 643
    Introduced on 01.22.2009 by Rep. Jeffrey Fortenberry (R-NE) with 1 cosponsors
    Cost : Unknown


    This bill is similar to H.R. 605
    A new office for pregnancy support services will be...
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    H.R. 636...

    H.R. 636
    Introduced on 01.22.2009 by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) with 16 cosponsors
    Cost : Unknown


    This bill will allow for the use of TANF funds for "alternative-to-abortion" services,...
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    H.R. 634...

    H.R. 634
    Introduced on 01.22.2009 by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) with 101 cosponsors
    Cost : Unknown


    This bill criminalizes taking a minor across state lines with the intent of procuring...
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    H.R. 649...

    H.R. 649
    Introduced on 01.22.2009 by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) with 46 cosponsors
    Cost : Unknown


    This bill requires informed consent, including an explanation of the physical characteristics of...
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    H.R. 614...

    H.R. 614
    Introduced on 01.21.2009 by Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) with 61 cosponsors
    Cost : Unknown


    This bill prohibits the appropriation of Federal funding to any institution, aside from a...
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    New Pro-Life Legislation

    Here's an update on pro-life legislation that's been introduced. Contact your Reps for or against it.

    H.R. 605
    Introduced on 01.16.2009 by Rep. Lincoln Davis (D-TN) with no cosponsors
    Cost :...
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    Rights are not negotiable. Our current and recent...

    Rights are not negotiable. Our current and recent Congresses may have believed that, but rights do not have a "beginning" or an "end". Your use of the "right to drink" was a bit flawed (seeing as how...
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    WE ARE SO! :P

    WE ARE SO!

    :P
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    Hey everyone!

    Hey everyone!
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    Another reason stupidity should be banned....

    Another reason stupidity should be banned. Homeschooling can actually work quite well. :)
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    Play nice, kiddies. Where did I "ad hominen",...

    Play nice, kiddies.

    Where did I "ad hominen", Chris? It's a pretty well known fact that brevity isn't one of your virtues. I was simply making a passing comment on that.
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    My children are my children now, were when they...

    My children are my children now, were when they were infants, and were when they were in utero. The location of the individual does not change that it is simply another part of development, such as...
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    If you ask Chris for the time...he'll explain how...

    If you ask Chris for the time...he'll explain how to make the darn watch. :lol:
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