1/ Yes, not the sharpest tool in the shed (loved this expression, learned it in @cw_spn ). Nobody "likes" abortions, particularly the women who need them. It's traumatic and usually happens during an extremely stressful period of the woman's life.
@cw_spn 2/ There are services just to help women cope with post-abortion crisis. Why? Because it's real. It beats - individually and socially - the consequences of unwanted abortions.

@cw_spn 3/ These are the consequences of unwanted abortions:

@cw_spn 4/ Having established that nobody "likes" abortions. Let's go to "not liking guns". Most of the most vocal proponents of hard, realistic and rational #GunControl are former military with profound knowledge of guns. Many do like guns. See the @iAmTheWarax , for example.
@cw_spn @iAmTheWarax 5/ I love guns. Actually I love guns (former competitive shooter), knives and the foil, the épée, and sabre (former competitive fencer). I trained a little bit with the national team in Brazil. My specialty was central fire. So, yes, I like guns and I like shooting.
@cw_spn @iAmTheWarax 6/ But I don't even own a gun. Something about coherence: I have put myself on suicide watch ever since I escaped suicide by accident. I don't think a person with this background should own a gun. The "window of opportunity" that saved me before would be absent with a gun.
@cw_spn @iAmTheWarax 7/ My suicide attempts (2) are deeply connected to rape and abuse as a teenager and, recently, with the lovely redneck environment I didn't know how to handle (it's more complicated than that, of course), both things Republicans and RW people in general are okay with.
@cw_spn @iAmTheWarax 8/ They are also okay with bullying ("teach your kid to fight back" instead of "the school must aggressively repress bullying"), statistically associated with suicide.
@cw_spn @iAmTheWarax 9/ So, here's what must be done with them: deconstruct the emotional phrasing. Actually, this is basically argumentatively destroying them (they hate it much more than being insulted because it weakens them). It's not a question of "liking".
@cw_spn @iAmTheWarax 10/ Public policy should always be based on statistics and democratic principles. In a secular society, social segments "liking" things, being "morally outraged" by things should be completely unimportant.
@cw_spn @iAmTheWarax 11/ What is the most effective way of dealing with the inevitable unwanted pregnancies? Legal and free abortions. Statistically, no matter how good the preventive methods used, there will be a margin of unwanted pregnancies.
@cw_spn @iAmTheWarax 12/ What is the best way to deal with gun ownership? Strict regulation based on *knowledge*. Short term permits granted as a privilege for few (not many).
@cw_spn @iAmTheWarax 13/ What is the best way to deal with drugs? Decriminalization and harm reduction. This is not an "opinion". This is a conclusion based on statistical analyses of country cases.
@cw_spn @iAmTheWarax 14/ The point is that it shouldn't matter what sub-population A or B "believes" or "likes". What matters is the result of a careful analysis. I still don't know what to do with the result of unwanted pregnancies that will keep happening among the (d)evangelicals.
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