quote:People have elective hysterectomies all the time.
He didn't say that women don't have elective hysterectomies. The point of his statement is that a woman can't elect (choose) to have a hysterectomy without a health reason.
You can't elect to have a hysterectomy without a doctor to legitimize the need, no matter how old you are...
Reasons for an elective hysterectomy involve a health problem which an MD has diagnosed or legitimized as NJ put it. They are classified as elective only because the health problems are not life threatening.
So his statement is true unless you can show that women with no health problems choose to have hysterectomies.
"Peshat is what I say and derash is what you say." --Nehama Leibowitz
Years ago I spent a few days in the home of some friends of mine. Their father was deaf, and they all knew sign language. When talking with their father they would sign, and everyone understood everyone else, except me.
It was like I was the one with the hearing impairment. I was the one disabled. It was quite an eye-opening experience.
Needless to say I have a very different view of what it means to require those minor "aids" like ramps or handicap access restrooms. It is very revealing, to me, that anyone could possibly oppose the requirement to provide them.
Oh man, NJ. I just want you to know that I'm not responsible for this, either; obviously I'm nearly in complete disagreement with your views but only on my worst day would I respond to you in the tone they use over there.
Which is not to say that it isn't funny; but I think arguments - even transparently silly ones - that people take the time to write down deserve to have their silliness unpacked and refuted, not simply ridiculed. (Although I thought the picture of "Even Jesus wants you to STFU" was pretty funny.)
"Actually if a human next to a dinosaur enveloped in ice was ever found, it probably would disapear and never reach the public eye. Do you how much evidence has been destroyed and taken by the government and evolutionists."
"Would you please stop trying to use my age  against me... I have read testimonies by creationists (not Hovind) that say they found evidence that would null evolution, but that evidence was either stolen, taken away by government or the owners of the property where the evidence was found or the owners were forced to dispose of the evidence."
It's funny, isn't it, how many religious organizations haven't noticed what a huge threat the ACLU poses to religion?
The following statement:
quote:Religious expression is not threatened by the enforcement of the Establishment Clause, but is protected by it. The Establishment Clause promotes religious freedom for all by protecting against government sponsorship of religion. While the signers of this letter may differ on the exact parameters of the Establishment Clause or even on the outcome of particular cases, we all believe that the Establishment Clause together with the Free Exercise Clause, protects religious freedom. *
... was signed by, inter alia:
African American Ministers in Action Baptist Joint Committee Friends [i.e. Quakers --- Dr A.] Committee on National Legislation Presbyterian Church (USA), Washington Office Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) The Interfaith Alliance Union for Reform Judaism Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations United Methodist Church, General Board of Church and Society
I wonder why Baptists and Methodists and Presbyterians hate Christianity so much. It's baffling.
Perhaps this link might provide some sort of clue to the clueless.