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Why Used Bias Sources?

Why would anyone use a biased source, such as a pro-life website, when there are plenty of non-biased sites available, with the information one seeks?

The only reason a person would use such a site, in my opinion, is because the info they are seeking is WRONG, and the search doesn't turn up any neutral websites, only websites full of LIES.

Really, if you don't want to know the truth, and you just want to read what you already believe, be my guest, read lies all day.

However, if you truly want to be informed, search on neutral sites only.
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replied October 21st, 2007
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I'd like to see a website that is completely unbiased.
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replied October 21st, 2007
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kaiteo wrote:
I'd like to see a website that is completely unbiased.


me too..

And what really makes one site any better than another.. Except one person likes it and another doesn't.. It goes along with what one person think and offends the beliefs of another.. They all do that..
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replied October 21st, 2007
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If there is a website that supports pro-choice and pro-life, I would really like to come across it someday.
But if you were neither, doesn't it mean you just don't care either way?
If so, why would you make a website about it?
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replied October 21st, 2007
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meblonde01 wrote:
kaiteo wrote:
I'd like to see a website that is completely unbiased.


me too..



Me three. Heck, I believe our food labels are biased... Laughing
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replied October 21st, 2007
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Yikes, the title of the thread was supposed to be, Why Use Biased Sites. Thanks for not making fun of me, you guys.

There are plenty of medical websites that aren't biased. Real scientific journals are the antithesis of biased. We should all strive to use these as opposed to biased sites.

We all have to ask ourselves, do we really want to know the TRUTH about the REAL WORLD, or do we want to close our eyes, ears, and minds, and shout lalala I can't hear you?

I want to know things.
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replied October 22nd, 2007
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The only websites that are biased are pro-life sources. Their foundation is laid in religion and lies (like the pictures of aborted 'six-week-old' fetuses that are actually stillborn infants or very late-term abortions done out of medical necessity). The closed-minded people just think any sources advocating choice are biased because they support their claims with facts and truth - fetus-humping religion zealots prefer fantasy. They use and cite biased sources because there's no factual evidence to back up their claims that first-trimester abortions entail the slaughter of full-term babies.

I will say I've never seen a biased pro-choice site/article/ad/etc.
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replied October 22nd, 2007
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Ditto.

And I wiill gladly look into any pro-lifer's assertion of a pro-choice site that they say is biased.
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replied October 22nd, 2007
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A pro-choice website, if it were truly pro choice, might be unbiased simply because the information is aimed at being truthful so the woman has all the necessary information to make a choice. But then you could say that giving the woman a choice is a bias..... Pro life websites probably are more biased, because pro life, by the nature of the argument, restricts the choice. Know what I mean?

But I agree, everything is biased in some way or another.
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replied October 22nd, 2007
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WHOA, I made a mistake on another thread. I saisd that this medical site, ehealth was an unbiased site, but I was WRONG:

ehealth anti-choice bias?



question: Pregnancy

Question: i have been with my boyfriend for nearly 4 years, i have recently found out that i am pregnant and don not wish to keep it as i dont feel emotionally or financially ready, i would like to terminate the pregnancy however i have had 2 abortions before when i was very young. i am worried that i will not be able to have anabortion because of my past, is there a limit to the amount of terminations 1 person can have?

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There are no limits to the number of abortions that a woman can have. Nevertheless, one abortion can cause serious life-long issues like sterility. Nobody can guarantee you that you won’t develop complications and/or adverse physical consequences from an abortion. There will always be a risk involved, both physically and emotionally.


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If this were an unbiased site, it wouldn't have said this:

" one abortion can cause serious life-long issues like sterility. "

And if they felt they had to say this, an unbiased site would have then said that carrying a pregnancy to term and giving birth (WHICH IS THE ONLY OTHER OPTION) carriess MUCH, MUCH more risk to a woman's health than a first term abortion.
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replied October 22nd, 2007
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You know, I have to say, I have read a few doctor's answers on here which I don't really agree with, but, who am I to argue with a doctor.....

e health isn't exactly a medical website, since most the information on here is provided by us non-medical people. Just people sharing experiences.
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replied October 22nd, 2007
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thanks for explaining that, Georgia.
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replied October 22nd, 2007
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Georgia59 wrote:
You know, I have to say, I have read a few doctor's answers on here which I don't really agree with, but, who am I to argue with a doctor.....

e health isn't exactly a medical website, since most the information on here is provided by us non-medical people. Just people sharing experiences.


Doc's aren't unbiased people, either.
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replied October 23rd, 2007
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Nope, and any set of statistics can be interpreted to mean anything by the person writing about it....

For example, I was reading the newspaper the other day. There was a headlining story around here, "11 year olds receiving birth control for free at school!!"

Well, that's shocking!!! But they didn't explain the whole story.... birth control was made available to middle school students in a particular district who were high school aged AND had their parent's consent.....

The headlines never tell the whole story. Statistics get mis-used all the time to support whatever agenda needs to be supported, even by doctors.
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