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Lee Bright’s Abortion Insanity

“FRIENDLY FIRE” DOOMS SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE PRIORITY … || By FITSNEWS || S.C. senator Lee Bright killed a bill that would have banned abortions in South Carolina after twenty weeks.  The fire-breathing Upstate, S.C. social conservative – an ardent abortion foe – blocked the pro-life legislation because in his mind it…

“FRIENDLY FIRE” DOOMS SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE PRIORITY …

|| By FITSNEWS || S.C. senator Lee Bright killed a bill that would have banned abortions in South Carolina after twenty weeks.  The fire-breathing Upstate, S.C. social conservative – an ardent abortion foe – blocked the pro-life legislation because in his mind it did not go far enough.

Specifically, Bright filibustered the abortion bill because an amendment would have included exemptions for victims of rape and incest.

Several thousand babies are aborted in South Carolina each year – but only a few dozen are aborted after twenty weeks, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC).  In fact after twenty-four weeks, abortion is already illegal in South Carolina.

It’s not immediately clear how many babies aborted in the 20-24 week range would have been subject to the rape and incest exemptions – but let’s say for the sake of argument that the state’s initial estimate of thirty-six abortions performed after twenty weeks is accurate.  According to national data, one percent of women (i.e. one out of 100) who have an abortion became pregnant as a result of rape.  Meanwhile 0.5 percent (or one out of 200) become pregnant as a result of incest.

Applying those statistics to South Carolina (and extending them over a six-year period), we’re talking about a total of three babies.

Do their lives matter?  Absolutely …

But Bright could have saved 200 babies over that same time period … and chose not to.

That is inexcusable – and hypocritical.

And this guy calls himself pro-life?

This website does not wear social issues on our sleeve, but at the end of the day abortion is not a social issue – it is a liberty issue.  In fact it is the fundamental liberty from which all others flow.

Fortunately, abortion is on the decline in America.

We’ve consistently called for rape and incest exemptions, by the way – just as we’ve consistently supported the morning after pill (which prevents pregnancies from happening in the first place).  Those views enrage “100 percenters” like Bright – and to be fair, we respect Bright’s view.

But we never thought pro-life politicians would sacrifice hundreds of innocent babies just to make a political point.

Lee Bright – and any pro-life politicians in the S.C. General Assembly who support him on this issue – should be ashamed of themselves.  They had a chance to save life, and they chose not to.  Which means they are no longer “pro-life.”

There’s no other way to say it: They have blood on their hands … 

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74 comments

easterndumbfuckistan May 15, 2015 at 9:35 am

Lee (not so) Bright is all about self promotion. This will put him in good with the upstate GCJ crowd who wear their social issues on their sleeves. Actually they only vote social issues and only two of those matter to them.

1. Ban All Abortions
2. Ban Gay Marriage / Gay Sex / Gay People.

Summed up in one succinctly “dem gays” and “abortion baaaaad”

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Jonny Logic May 15, 2015 at 11:49 am

You forgot immigration. Gots to keep outs those damn mexican!!! They can’t think of any reason how the Mexicans hurt us, but g’damit, they’re brown and nasty and have to go!!!

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You Know My Name May 15, 2015 at 2:04 pm

Uh, they are flooding our country, multiplying like flies, taking jobs from Americans and legal aliens, and glutting our medical and criminal justice systems with problems we just don’t need. Need I continue?

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Jonny Logic May 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Really?!?!? What jobs?? In what percentages?? How exactly are they flooding the medical care system?? And the criminal justice system would be empty with illegals?? Really?!?

My bad for looking past rhetoric and actually looking for real examples. But, then again, I don’t watch Faux News.

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You Know My Name May 15, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Like!!!!

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Garbage May 15, 2015 at 4:01 pm

You left off a sense of entitlement for a limited government advocate. It’s the Government’s fault his business failed?

Yes, he has the solutions we need. The irony of it all.

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GrandTango May 15, 2015 at 9:36 am

The KING of Blues is dead…and the King of S.C. Political Smut ain’t too far behind….

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Mental Midgets Masturbating May 15, 2015 at 9:47 am

Stop with the mental masturbation over your likely wrong belief that Will is on the way to the poor house and this site is on the way to the auction block. Your Mom is getting tired of wiping the spouge of the keyboard.

Sincerely;
All of your Fellow FITSNEWS Netizens.

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Nölff May 15, 2015 at 9:57 am

He actually does good for this site. I tune-in from time to time just to read his comments. (which are on every single post)

He’s almost satirical, but real. He’s like The Onion without satire.

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shifty henry May 15, 2015 at 10:26 am

Your message approved by the residents of Bub Schumpert Road and the Pelion Chamber of Commerce…

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GrandTango May 15, 2015 at 10:06 am

Wishful think based in your ignorance much? …LMAO…

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Pig Latin May 15, 2015 at 10:23 am

Ask meaningless rhetorical questions to cover your small-mindedness much?….LMAO!!!!!!!!

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grandtangosuglydog May 15, 2015 at 10:37 am

the idiot seems to think if he asks some off-topic rhetorically asinine questions..followed by “LMAO!!!” that it somehow negates the utter stupidity he typed beforehand..Logic has no place in his small imbalanced mind. Hard to believe he has failed at everything he has tried huh?

Nölff May 15, 2015 at 11:18 am

GTbot 5000: Random CAPITALIZED word… dots… ASCII characters @&*!! democrats… more dots… capitalized WORD, democrats & ASCII characters ?´®†¥¨ˆ˜?©?¬ Nobama 2016… dots LMAO!!!

sparklecity May 16, 2015 at 8:22 am

GT is nothing

sparklecity May 15, 2015 at 10:41 pm

you are nothing…………..

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GrandTango May 16, 2015 at 6:46 am

For YOU – or any like you – to offer that assessment of me, makes me feel I’m EVERYTHING. (:

sparklecity May 16, 2015 at 8:23 am

you are nothing

sparklecity May 15, 2015 at 10:35 pm

you are nothing………………

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GrandTango May 16, 2015 at 6:46 am

Which means I hit you 100%…

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Eric2 May 15, 2015 at 9:38 am

Lee does this to stay tight with the base.
Leatherman lets him because it eats up the clock.
Then the right wing caves on this and other issues (Mr. Bryant) and Leatherman gets what he wants.
Happens every year.

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Sam May 15, 2015 at 9:43 am

He is a rabid mongrel. What a total disgrace.

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Just saying! May 15, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Someone who sticks up against rape victims is definitely someone I would avoid.

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Nölff May 15, 2015 at 9:45 am

Lee Bright is only pro-steak buffet.

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FastEddy23 May 15, 2015 at 9:53 am

Rather, a bill mandating castration of neo-cons who seek to manipulate Gruberment to enforce their own set of medical procedures.

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Elected Representatives May 15, 2015 at 10:04 am

The government regulates (and bans) all manners of medical procedures, devices and drugs. Why and how should abortion be any different. The government (FDA) basically sentenced Mr. Tommy Taylor of Gilbert, SC to death because his clinical trial ended and his device wasn’t approved. If Lee Bright and the SC legislature wants to ban abortion and they have the backing of their constituents who elected them why should we stop them?

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/28998201/gilbert-man-may-get-a-second-chance-at-life

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Manray9 May 15, 2015 at 11:07 am

Regulating isn’t arbitrarily banning. The government should stay out of relations between physicians and their patients. This should be dogma to Republicans who claim to adore limited government.

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RogueElephant May 15, 2015 at 12:21 pm

That is why the abortion question is so divisive. On one hand the govt. shouldn’t be involved in the abortion question at all then at the same time the basic premise of our country is life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It is a hard subject but I come down on the side of life.

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Garbage May 15, 2015 at 1:52 pm

It is. It is also equally irrational to propose the personhood bill, a watered down version etc. It’s throwing farts into the wind.

Manray9 May 15, 2015 at 6:39 pm

So you’re a pacifist?

Mom May 15, 2015 at 6:43 pm

Haven’t any of you watched your doc fib a little for insurance purposes? Don’t ya think the docs could do the same for a woman desiring an abortion?

You Know My Name May 15, 2015 at 1:56 pm

Like!!!!

Instead of focusing on matters of liberty and issues that affect our financial well-being, all the modern “Republicans” seem to be capable of doing is pandering to the religious nuts about abortion and gay marriage. This is why I find it increasingly more difficult to vote for Republican candidates with each trip to the polls. On issues of liberty and financial concerns, these twits are starting to make the Democrats loom downright conservative.

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Toyota Kawaski May 18, 2015 at 8:43 am

Thank You, Thank You, and in the mean time as we are still discussing a social issue. Hilliary is making plans for new drapes at Penn Ave. Why discuss real issues if we can pander to a crazy few who hijack the party with yes a Social Issue.

FastEddy23 May 20, 2015 at 12:02 pm

Road Apples. Regulation is always picking winners and losers and denying individual rights.

“The government should stay out of relations between physicians and their patients.” … period.

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FastEddy23 May 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Multiple wrongs do not make it right. Gruberment manipulation of what the have nots can have and what the haves can not … Nothing new there, move along, move along.

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You Know My Name May 15, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Like!!!!

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Bob May 15, 2015 at 10:19 am

Lee bright is an idiot! However, calling him an idiot might be derogatory to idiots!

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southmauldin May 15, 2015 at 11:07 am

All I know is that he doesn’t pay his bills. What do you call somebody like that? A deadbeat?

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Bob May 15, 2015 at 1:14 pm

An idiot and a deadbeat! That is getting discounted healthcare insurance for doing nothing, serving in the Senate and building credit towards a State Pension…president and spokersperson for the C.A.V.E. Society…..Citizens Against Virtually Everything….he might be the national president!

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Almost Every Conservative May 15, 2015 at 1:31 pm

Not paying your bills is a staple of conservative government, cut taxes far beyond what you can make up for in spending cuts and blame the deficits on someone else.

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fc May 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

Unless you LOVE higher taxes like I do! Raise everyone’s taxes! LMAO!!!

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Garbage May 15, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Beginning his journey to run for US Senate, he has been half a step away from implosion.

It is possible I only noticed it at that time.

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Garbage May 15, 2015 at 1:40 pm

Didn’t you read the memo southmauldin? It was the Federal Governments fault he couldn’t pay his bills. THIS is a conservative?

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RogueElephant May 15, 2015 at 10:26 am

There is a faction of voters that think if you don’t get everything you blow a gasket and get nothing . I have been to seminars where the speaker said “If they don’t follow your will every time you vote them out. ” How stupid can you get ? Lee goofed here but all in all he is a true believer.

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southmauldin May 15, 2015 at 11:08 am

Does he believe in paying the hundreds of thousands of dollars he owes his creditors? Face it, if he wasn’t in the Legislature he wouldn’t be able to hold down a job.

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RogueElephant May 15, 2015 at 12:16 pm

I haven’t kept up with him since the primary. Don’t know, but probably not.

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LeeBrightsDrugDealer May 15, 2015 at 10:51 am

I hear Lee Bright’s mother attempted to abort him. But then he decided against it and ripped her uterus into pieces. And God wept.

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Mark M. May 15, 2015 at 10:57 am

Hey Lee, get a uterus, then you can have an opinion. Until then, STFU.

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Bible Thumper May 15, 2015 at 11:14 am

I’m no fan of Lee Bright but:
#1. Will this new law regarding pregnancies after 20 weeks change any of the rules regarding pregnancy after 24 weeks?
#2. If the woman is an adult, isn’t 20 weeks a sufficient time to report rape or incest and/or to get an abortion?
#3 Would this new law allow abortions resulting from rape or incest at any time up to 40 weeks that are not currently allowed?

I may need some education is this new law, but fits is not clear on the issues I raise.

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Native Ink May 15, 2015 at 1:02 pm

It looks like his filibuster will also kill the no-reform, all-taxes roads bill for this session. You gotta look hard for silver linings in S.C. politics….

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Bob May 15, 2015 at 1:04 pm

How does Lee Bright get re-elected? He and many other are quick to tell you what they oppose and what they voted against. On the other side what legislation or issue that is needed to improve our economy or any other significant issue can he point to that he has proposed/supported that actually passed?

If he believes his job is to oppose everything it appears we could replace him with a simple robot, or just keep electing a simple minded fool…..I believe robot would be a better choice.

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sparklecity May 15, 2015 at 1:23 pm

Hey, Bright knows a good gig when he sees one and FITS eats the peanuts out of his shit for voting they way FITS likes!!!!!
That and Bright knows who to curry favor to (Tea party right wingnuts who keep voting for him)
Bright knows when he has a good thing going and he ain’t going to let this gravy train leave the station without him – he don’t give a rat’s ass about anything else

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Failed Business = GOP Resume + May 15, 2015 at 1:27 pm

Because Republican voters love to vote for people who “know how to run a business” or some nonsense like that. Lee Bright knows how to run one into the ground, so that qualifies.

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Garbage May 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm

I don’t think he will be re-elected unless he comes from a highly uneducated populace. Maybe he is popular because he blames the government for all his misfortunes. I don’t want to destroy the man. I was once a big fan of his. I know, shocker.

When he ran for Senate, blamed the government for all his failures, turned around and proposed his “personhood” bill, I lost respect. He is nothing more than a politician, in my opinion. What should the government have done to save his failed business decisions? Bail him out too? So much for limited government.

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sparklecity May 15, 2015 at 10:40 pm

Wrong……

Bright WILL BE REELECTED!!!! (As long as the Teabaggers in Spartanburg & Greenville counties have their way)…and they do….

Teabaggers & right wingnuts come out in droves for schlubs like Bright and as long as other people sit idly by you can expect more of the same plus more on top of that…………

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sparklecity May 15, 2015 at 1:05 pm

I’ll bet you there has been more than one self righteous South Carolina legislator who has knocked up his secretary/mistress and took her on a little “vacation” to Mexico,Jamaica or to see Granny So & So “down the valley road”
Odds are that Lee Bright would be buying a ticket pronto if he was lucky enough to find someone to have an affair with and knocked her up.
I know Bright’s type and self righteous slugs like him are the first ones to do something like that.

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You Know My Name May 15, 2015 at 2:11 pm

A few months ago, Smirks posted a link to a very informative article about how some of your most vocal anti-abortion people suddenly change their mind when it is THEIR daughted or themselves that need one. The article gave examples, including one woman who was picketing the clinic that did her abortion the day before, and was back on the picket lines the next day. Such hypocrisy!!!! I get the feeling this happens more than we even suspect.

BTW, where is Smirks?

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sparklecity May 15, 2015 at 3:59 pm

I don’t know but i miss his sane reasonable postings.
Choosing the option of abortion is one of the most difficult things a woman would do or her man support but throughout time abortions have been performed.
Trying to outlaw abortion is like trying to outlaw drugs or making illegal whiskey. You can reduce abortion by legislation but it will not go away.
If abortion is outlawed it will go back to the old days of shady unsanitary locations for the desperate women or off-shore sanitary facilities for the well-heeled women and/or the well-helled dudes who knocked them up or “little Debbie’s” mom & dad who don’t want their precious daughter carrying some bastard around.
Passing legislation outlawing abortion is just a way for some to think it has gone away – just like they did back in the 1950’s.

Since these politicians have leglislated that women view the their babies in their abdomen via ultrasound prior to an abortion than everyone should be made to view a public excution or watch men and women blown to hell during a war or smell the flesh of victims after a napalm strike.
Like I’ve posted before, the only group that are not hypocrites on this issue of being against all three (abortion,capital punishment and war)are the Quakers. You have to say that all three are ways of life (or death as the case may be). You can’t say “I’m pro-life but not against capital punishment or war” or “I’m against war and capital punishment but I’m pro-choice”
Killing is killing – you just have to “live” with that.

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Rape Victims May 15, 2015 at 1:26 pm

Republicans hate victims of rape and incest.

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Garbage May 15, 2015 at 1:44 pm

It isn’t they hate them. They bury their head in the sand and don’t want to admit it. Look the other way, nothing wrong here, move on. The old Republican Party was not that way. At least I never saw it. The members of the Republican Party who do care are called RINO’s, Democrats, Liberals and so on.

The Republican Party is destroying itself. It is sad for me to watch, but it is time for me to acknowledge that.

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Garbage May 15, 2015 at 1:37 pm

Didn’t go far enough? What would he propose? Sterilization for IQ levels, low income earners, rape victims, incest victims.

Or could it be, it isn’t really popular to control another’s destiny, including the unborn, and that was his only out.

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Limited Government May 15, 2015 at 1:39 pm

The limited government types like him are the ones who more than anyone else can’t wait to use government to dictate what you are allowed and not allowed to do.

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Garbage May 15, 2015 at 1:40 pm

I absolutely agree. With one caveat. He is not limited government. Only selective in my opinion.

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Rebecca Kiessling May 15, 2015 at 2:10 pm

Sen. Lee Bright is a hero to me and to the multitudes of others from my organization Save The 1 who were also conceived in rape or mothers from rape. He gets it — you punish rapists, not babies. How hard is that to understand?! If this were any other people group, you wouldn’t dare support such blatant dehumanizing and demoralizing discrimination. But you’ve just become accustomed to children conceived in rape being the whipping boy of the pro-life movement, the sin-eaters, the scapegoats, cannon fodder, pawns. Well, we are not your pawns! Why don’t you blame the other pro-life Senators who insisted on the rape exception? The blame squarely falls with them!

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Garbage May 15, 2015 at 2:44 pm

What about mother? What crime did she commit? A victim who bears the brunt of rapist. Yes, she can put the baby up for adoption, AFTER one term of daily reminders of the horrible incident that she relives over and over. Worries if her child might be like the man that raped her, which she may know nothing about. Ever.

Where are her rights? For those mothers who chose to keep a baby and were raped, kudos. I think I might too. That is a personal choice. Not one to be legislated.

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sparklecity May 15, 2015 at 4:11 pm

Ms. Kiessling:
I don’t know if you know it it or not but a lot of rapists never get caught so sadly they are never punished.
BTW – I’m for the death penalty for rapists (even first time offenders) who are convicted beyond a shadow of a doubt (DNA evidence, actual video,etc.)
I’m disappointed in your (and your organization’s) choice of heroes – kindly ask the citizens of Northern Spartanburg County (who he threw under the bus) if he is a hero or not.

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Mom May 15, 2015 at 6:38 pm

The “morning after pill” keeps the fertilized egg from implanting. Why do you not consider it a form of abortion.

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snickering May 16, 2015 at 7:06 pm

All of men’s problems with abortion is to be circumcised. Let’s see which men are so damning of women and their choices make it mandatory. If men won’t go through this procedure, then STFU and start working on some real problems which you have created.

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9" May 17, 2015 at 6:33 am

How wide/deep is his asshole,and will he let me,’sink it’?

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9" May 17, 2015 at 8:57 am

How do you think I feel???!! I’m the one who brought life to your butthole baby,you stupid fucking bastard.

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Toyota Kawaski May 18, 2015 at 8:39 am

This website does not wear social issues on our sleeve, but at the end of the day abortion is not a social issue – it is a liberty issue. In fact it is the fundamental liberty from which all others flow.
Nor do you think about them with your small brain. Liberty Issue? Did your tea party crazys give you that line? U rail on Mark Sanfraud but yet your just as bat shit crazy. Liberty issue hahahahahahahahahah?

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Mark Wills April 4, 2016 at 10:26 am

Mr. Fits bits. You are not correct about abortion being illegal in South Carolina. The fact is clear, you can get an abortion in South Carolina all the way to 38 weeks. Just wanted to let you know what the facts are. Read the South Carolina Law, it is clear, you just have to jump through more hoops is all.

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Mark Wills April 4, 2016 at 10:28 am

One quick thought. If your mom wanted to abort you when you were in the womb, did you deserve protection?

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