NASA asked the public to vote for their favorite satellite image from the series created by the U.S. Geological Survey, “Earth as Art,” and posted the five most favorited images about a month ago. “Earth as Art” is composed of images taken by satellites part of the Landsat Program, which is managed by both NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey. The U.S. Geological Survey selected certain features from the images and colored them from a digital palate. The series was created for aesthetic purposes rather than scientific interpretation.
“I don’t believe in abortion and think it’s wrong, but I know that my personal beliefs should have no bearing on others and their ability to make decisions about their own body.” I don’t see how this…
I understand what you’re saying and I do believe there’s a disconnect between the official standpoint of the pro-life movement and what “pro-life” means to commenters like this at an individual level. That is to say, people are bombarded by, “if you believe killing potential babies is wrong, pick this movement! And if you don’t, pick this one (you heathen)!” Simplistic viewpoints like these do come from a lack of education about specific movements, but also from anti-abortionists burying the what their movement is all about in boring rhetoric, religious texts, and pleas to the emotional side of those they want support from. The real question is, of course: At what point are the rights of an unborn fetus equal to that of a fully functioning adult? The commenter in your example falls pretty clearly in the “pro-choice” camp.
My comment was addressing the fact that you’re making assumptions about the intent of the poster (“[they] don’t want to ‘rock the boat’ or be controversial;” “[it] ‘isn’t cool’ and other people won’t want to associate with [it] for fear of being mocked”), when the commenter clearly doesn’t understand that saying something like, “I think people should be able to make their own decisions” is in direct opposition to the movement they claim support in the very same sentence. That sounds like lack of education, rather than people wishing to avoid uncomfortable situations or the “uncool” factor (although I’m sure that happens too).
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