Overheard on CNN.com: More states increase abortion restrictions
April 14th, 2011
05:27 PM ET

Overheard on CNN.com: More states increase abortion restrictions

"Even with the best birth control, women become inadvertently pregnant. Pro-lifers will tell that young woman she must have that baby, then ignore the suffering of the unwanted child who lives in abject poverty for life. I wonder how many conservatives have spoken out against a national health care system to provide medical care for the children of single mothers."–Aginghippy

More states restrict abortions; group says trend 'unparalleled'

Arizona recently banned public funding to train physicians to perform abortions; the state also banned tax credits for donations to Planned Parenthood. Kansas joined Nebraska in banning abortions after 21 weeks because of “fetal pain.” Many CNN.com readers said the new laws showed church entanglement with state policies.

pfriedkin said, "The push for these laws are purely the work of Christian extremists. Their "social" agenda is really a religious agenda and an attempt for force everyone to do what they say." Jilli asked, "Can burkhas be far behind?"

AngryDeuce said, "This is why churches should not get tax-free status: the money they claim is going to help the needy is going to lobbyist groups and perverting our political system with their beliefs. You want tax-exempt status, you show me the soup kitchen or homeless shelter it is funding. One penny goes to politics, and you lose your tax-free card for 5 years. That's how it ought to be."

Many questioned why states would withhold funding for abortions when society might have to pay for the future problems that might cause.  casselli said, "Is the GOP going to support all of these unwanted babies? What is going to happen when some of these women that will not take care of these babies start having them instead of having that procedure?"

Guest said, "I'd rather my tax money pay for an abortion than for the child's maintenance for 21 years."

Thrillhouse said, "Legalized and accessible abortion has shown a strong correlation with reduced crime rates. Right or wrong, there are very real consequences of forcing individuals to have unwanted children."

But others were more concerned about who pays the bill now. When enalunar said, "Keep your politics out of my uterus!" TK1957 answered, "Keep my tax dollars out of your uterus too." And frespech said, "Keep your mind in control of your uterus."

FREEDOM4 said, "You want birth control? Pay for it yourself. You want an abortion? Pay for it yourself. The taxpayers are maxxed out. We're willing to pay to care for the elderly, the sick and the disabled, but that's it. If you're an able-bodied person, pay for your own sex life."

18 years after Waco, Davidians believe Koresh was God

Nearly 20 years ago, 76 followers of self-proclaimed prophet David Koresh lost their lives during an FBI raid. The group was stockpiling machine guns and Koresh had engaged in sexual acts with underage Davidian girls, according to many sources. Some survivors still await Koresh’s return.

ZooperDoink said, "America's not a melting pot, it's a cereal bowl. Full of nuts, fruits, and flakes."

MarkDudier said, "He was more like a pedophile with a Jesus complex."

s33k3r75 said, "As crazy as this is, people have a fundamental right to join a cult and believe what they want. But no one has a right to rape underage kids or send their kids to be raped by the cult leader."

SadPanda said, "Have you ever noticed that the common denominator in cults and the like is that the leader gets to have sex with all the women? It's never about finding God or anything else, it's just so the main guy can fulfill some weird fantasies he never got to experience living in his mom's basement."

flippin said, "It's so sad how some are so easily brainwashed. And it's scary that someone like Koresh can so easily convince so many that he is God. He was a space cadet, a hypocrite, a sleeze, a liar, a pedophile, a thief, a murderer. Yet all these people were convinced he was God in the flesh. So much that they let their children be abused, suffer, and ultimately be killed in a fire."

Pleo said, "Given the enormity of the tragedy, and the loss of loved ones, it's easier for some of these people to believe they were right and their loved ones "died for Jesus,” than it is for them to accept the truth that they were duped by a charismatic cult leader. Very sad story."

tadam74811 said, "Koresh was as insane as Charles Manson, and unfortunately his followers were blinded by the craziness that sometimes accompanies religious fervor."

iRichard said, "Jim Jones, Terry Jones, Westboro, and Islamic extremists are all examples of the danger of radical religion. Our forefathers certainly knew what they were doing when they separated church and state."

Zsa Zsa Gabor to become new mother at 94, husband says

Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, wants to have a child “with” his 94-year old wife, using a donated egg, surrogate mother, and artificial insemination. lienn said, "Please tell me this is a joke!!!" CosMcOldGuy said, "Madness! Leave the poor old lady alone. She had a great run."

TheSwan1213 said, "A 67-year-old man (adopted as an adult to become a prince) wants to have a child with a 94-year-old one-legged bed-bound former actress? These people are nuts!!"

tovia said, "If his plan is for all three of them to wear diapers at the same time, then his timing is impeccable."

citizenUSA said, "So baby's first outing will be her mother's funeral."

AndyDaniel said, "I would bet that Zsa Zsa Gabor is not even aware of this statement by her husband, who in the past has done several bizarre things for publicity, including claiming to be the father or Anna Nicole Smith's baby, and claiming he was robbed and handcuffed naked to his car by a group of women. This will go exactly nowhere."

After expressing shock, many CNN.com readers began to speculate about the real purpose for pursuing paternity.

rebeyeh said, "So, technically it wouldn't be Zsa Zsa's natural offspring if they're using an egg donor and his sperm. She already has an heir, her daughter; this guy is afraid he won't get a penny when she dies."

kowalski66 said, "He is pretty shrewd, if you ask me! He is worried about the inheritance, and a baby with his seed will help seal the deal." TNopinion agreed, "I guess he's thinking if they have a joint child together, said child will inherit half the fortune and he will claim it by proxy."

LordPet said, "I suppose it's a way to make it harder for Francesca Hilton to contest the will." sD1 said, "Sounds like her daughter needs to be visiting a lawyer on Zsa-Zsa's behalf and soon."

Compiled by the CNN.com moderation staff. Some comments edited for length or clarity.

soundoff (187 Responses)
  1. boog

    Who knows by whom? 46? sweet!

    April 14, 2011 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz7777777

    Who are you?

    April 14, 2011 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzz7777777

    Please stay and talk to me.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Juskin

    As a democrat I will always wonder, anti death penalty, anti war, but pro choice. Were just as much as hipocrites as the republicants.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. boog

    Texting your questions back to you is senseless. .we met in brief passing a few days ago but i have an alarm waiting for me at 4am so i better park it for the nite. .may hook up another day?

    April 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jazzzzzzzz7777777


      April 14, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jazzzzzzzz7777777

    Everyone is a hypocrite in one way or another, no one is PERFECT. Some SEEM to be and are not in real life.

    April 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. boog

    Ok a few minutes? other than weird people hows your day been?

    April 14, 2011 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jimmy

    What the hell is wrong with you, Jazzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz! Are u going thru early menopause? And shouldn't you be asleep by now?

    April 14, 2011 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jazzzzzzzz7777777

    Ok, I'm I really don't lose my cool like that often. how bout u

    April 14, 2011 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jazzzzzzzz7777777

    Ok, this is weird , where do I know u from Jimmy ?

    April 14, 2011 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  11. jimmy

    I just see you around here. I dont talk very often. What's the matter with you? Are you even JAZZ?

    April 15, 2011 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzzzzzz7777777

    I'll explain cause I did go off and I dont do that often. I have not had a realationship in 5 yrs and didnt have any desire for one until I meet someone on these blogs. Turns out he is f'd up in the head and he was the one who opened that door.

    April 15, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jazzzzzzzz

    Yes , just had to change it for a minute cause of the TROLLS that were out earlier

    April 15, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. jimmy

    Oh, I'm sorry. That really sux. Was that you calling everyone names up there, or one of the trolls?

    April 15, 2011 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  15. Jazzzzzzzz

    When I do explode it's not even pretty to me. I sincerly apologize. I dont know were your talking about i just see RED when I am that mad , but the jazz that called me ugly was not me

    April 15, 2011 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
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