Originally Posted by Grapegal45
I am saddened, again, as this happened on another post, at how harsh some of the comments are on these posts. People are entitled to their opinions but to single out certain people..."right wing nut jobs" just because they are pro-life seems to go against what I thought this site was about. People can certainly share their thoughts but one does not have to be harsh, call names, etc. Differing viewpoints can and should be shared respectfully. Because of this, I will probably no longer use this site. Respect needs to go both ways. One thing I want to leave you with.....my sister was conceived in rape....and was adopted by a loving family. She is so grateful for her life, as are her adoptive parents....as am I. Something to think about. Something for folks to think about too, when one automatically thinks....abort. There are many agencies out there who lovingly help women who have unplanned pregancies and there are many who want to adopt.....abortion is not the automatic answer. Compassion, love and help for women is a must for women in these situations, absolutely. And another thought.....someone stated that a woman cannot think clearly to ask for this pill and I would totally agree. A woman in this situation is terribly traumatized. Another thing to think about though, is it possible a woman may be so traumatized that she may regret the decision later? That in her trauma, she
takes the pill immediately only to regret it later? Despite what you may think, most pro-lifers have the woman's best interest at heart. I know I do. As a woman who was raped years ago and with a sister born of the same situation I have great compassion for women in these situations but taking another's life (yes I am pro-life) just isn't the automatic answer. We should be doing all we possibly can do to help the mother and her baby and that help is out there...I know it is, as I am familiar with agencies that help women in these situations.
These are my opinions, you may disagree, but hopefully a little more respect can be shown for all opinions on this site. Thank you.
I agree with you, I really do. It is so easy to disrespect when you have one or two pages with everyone agreeing with you. Things gather steam and get out of hand. Sometimes its hard to see when you are reading it because you might agree with it, but when the tables are turned, it can be quite offensive. It is important to have members who can point out logically and in a calm manner (as you so efficently did) that we are being judgemental, and that we might be hurting our friends. It is important to first remember what brought us all to this site, the love of our feline friends. There is no one here who doesnt love cats, and that is our common grounds. Anything else is just conversation. IMO is for people with enough posts to behave like adults on this site, who know better than to name call. Its just easy to forget sometimes that people dont always agree with us. If I have ever done that and offended someone, I am sorry! I wish you decide to come back, I will miss your posts. I hope that maybe this will open our eyes to how a simple comment said in jest, might offend someone else. I know it has mine. Thank you for pointing it out.