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  1. Truly a classic. See also:...

    Truly a classic.

    See also:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQXliLiJvgA

    I was reminded recently of all the Very Serious Religious Leaders who were appalled at the time.

    (For a more accurate...
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    They do not cause abortions. Further, if you...

    They do not cause abortions.

    Further, if you read the court case, that wasn't litigated; the court, believe it or not, ruled that Hobby Lobby's "belief" that the methods in question might...
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    Should a Catholic university be allowed to have a...

    Should a Catholic university be allowed to have a customized health plan that doesn't cover mastectomy for breast cancer? What about treatment for ovarian cancer?

    What if they were to make a...
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    So a common response to people who write annoyed...

    So a common response to people who write annoyed posts about Rush Limbaugh is to list a group of left-wing personalities that other people find annoying.

    Let me suggest some differences, from my...
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    I just don't even understand this. Are you...

    I just don't even understand this.

    Are you also outraged about paying for people's cancer drugs? or asthma medication? or diabetes control medication?
  6. In California, OTQH are pretty common. I rode and...

    In California, OTQH are pretty common. I rode and knew several as a junior. They used to be very successful in the children's hunters.
  7. I wish I'd had the chance to ride dressage...

    I wish I'd had the chance to ride dressage trained horses sooner. I had the ideas and I had read the books, but all my riding was done on horses that would not or could not reward me when I rode...
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    For clarity, Down Syndrome is diagnosed in utero...

    For clarity, Down Syndrome is diagnosed in utero by chromosomal analysis that finds a third chromosome at location 21.

    (There are other screening tests using blood and ultrasound that can suggest...
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    I believe this is true of professional horsemen...

    I believe this is true of professional horsemen in most disciplines.
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    I would very much like to see a more rigorous...

    I would very much like to see a more rigorous study of safety issues and the various causes of death and serious injury. I feel that people (mostly the FEI) make changes they want to make, label them...
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    No, and not every unexpected child is unwanted or...

    No, and not every unexpected child is unwanted or unloved or uncared-for. For that matter, unfortunately, not every wanted child is loved or cared for.

    But: I think there's value, too, in giving...
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    Or any of you could have been hit by a bus. Or...

    Or any of you could have been hit by a bus. Or taken a catastrophic fall off a horse.

    Buses and horses inexplicably remain legal.
  13. I don't think you should feel guilty about...

    I don't think you should feel guilty about selling him. If you keep him, you will be an absentee owner due to the circumstances of your life. If you sell him, you may find the perfect person to love...
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    The hyperloop gets a lot of press, but it's a...

    The hyperloop gets a lot of press, but it's a hard problem to solve and it's not even solving the right problem, IMHO.

    For one thing, it assumes there's no reason to stop between LA and San...
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    A woman who does not use birth control is...

    A woman who does not use birth control is probably going to end up with 6-10 pregnancies over her lifetime. Some, as reality TV has shown us, even more.

    I didn't totally understand the greatness...
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    No need to be mean about it. Adoption is...

    No need to be mean about it.

    Adoption is difficult, and from all sides. We're rightly cautious about severing someone's parental rights and we're rightly cautious about the people we allow to...
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    I did fight the smart phone for a long time. I...

    I did fight the smart phone for a long time. I finally had to give in in order to go to WEG Kentucky; I had to be able to be reachable and able to fix things while I was there in order to go. :D
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    It sounds like you are asking this because you...

    It sounds like you are asking this because you believe that possible misdiagnoses are a good reason to prohibit later term abortions.

    I would suggest that the possibility of misdiagnosis has a...
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    You haven't read to the end, which may have...

    You haven't read to the end, which may have answered some questions, so this may be a little repetitive, for which I apologize.

    - Why do you think that "women are out there aborting healthy,...
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    I did notice you said she'd been there multiple...

    I did notice you said she'd been there multiple times, but my thought here was that these are things that could be different about the atmosphere on later visits that you might not have noticed. And,...
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    KHP is kind of special in that it has a lot of...

    KHP is kind of special in that it has a lot of public goings-on as well as for example mules and driven horses. I've had horses freak out at both those things.
  22. 30 minutes for the anesthesiologist to arrive is...

    30 minutes for the anesthesiologist to arrive is still way better than a 2 hour drive in a car to get to a hospital with an anesthesiologist in the building... who still may be 30 minutes getting to...
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    The best B-12 supplements are the sublingual...

    The best B-12 supplements are the sublingual ones. If you are a vegetarian, you are fairly likely to be deficient.

    It is frustrating how little we know about optimal vitamin levels and how...
  24. There is evidence mounting that gut bacteria can...

    There is evidence mounting that gut bacteria can influence behavior and certainly it can be a factor in how food is digested and utilized. Normally, you'd expect her to pick up the bacteria she needs...
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    And biological reality is that sex is part of...

    And biological reality is that sex is part of life, and that there are people who have sex, including inside marriage, who should not or cannot carry a pregnancy to term. Abortion isn't my personal...
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