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Copycon said:
Why are pro-life people often against public healthcare? Isn't letting people die through structural violence bad as well?

Because most of them are self-serving hypocrites.  Once you are alive, they don't give a shit about you.  Before you are born, then you have rights that need to be protected.

No surprise the pro-life party is not on the side of women or minorities either.  In many ways not allowing abortion is just another way to control women.  Republicans, at least on social issues, force people to adopt their viewpoint, which I think is wrong when the debate involves something where there are at least two or more sides.

We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.  The only thing that really worried me was the ether.  There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. –Raoul Duke

It is hard to shed anything but crocodile tears over White House speechwriter Patrick Buchanan's tragic analysis of the Nixon debacle. "It's like Sisyphus," he said. "We rolled the rock all the way up the mountain...and it rolled right back down on us...."  Neither Sisyphus nor the commander of the Light Brigade nor Pat Buchanan had the time or any real inclination to question what they were doing...a martyr, to the bitter end, to a "flawed" cause and a narrow, atavistic concept of conservative politics that has done more damage to itself and the country in less than six years than its liberal enemies could have done in two or three decades. -Hunter S. Thompson