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Wednesday, August 11, 2004

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msd

everything in this post/comment has its own point of view, i've been there ,done that!!!thinking i migth have another abortion soon.althoug i'm a married woman.....with one child and a husband that don't care!how' that???

beau

if someone can be stripped of their self-confidence by another person then it's not self-confidence...

our way of live depends upon educating at least a few individuals to have the capacity to stand alone...we have failed utterly!

abortion should be legal. it should also be understood to be a horrible thing and a 'choice' that is but the lesser of evils: such as when the mother's life is in danger...etc...

thank you!

ashli

all of you were just as miraculous and important, at ten weeks in the womb, as you are today. from the moment your life began you've been beautiful and worthwhile, and i'm glad you're here to live, laugh, love, and endeavor!

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Ooh, trolls. How cute.

Pro-choice isn't JUST about abortion, if you had half a brain you might know that. Pro-choice is for reproductive freedom. Pro-choice is the right to let a woman make decisions about her own health. Such as the right to access birth control, married or single. You used to have to show a marriage certificate to get a pack of birth control pills or condoms. I don't think a piece of paper should dictate whether or not you're allowed to postpone childbearing. It's also about reproductive PRIVACY.

And I'll tell you this, if I was 20 weeks pregnant and found out I had cancer, damn right I would abort so I could have chemo. My ALREADY BORN child needs me around more then my partner needs to have 2 children who have a dead mother.

But you're a guy, I wouldn't expect you to understand any of it.

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*claps for l.*

l.

Why is it that most of the people who are against abortion are people you wouldn't want to fuck in the first place?
-- George Carlin

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You're kidding me right? It's never about "me me me" and has nothing to do with the inconvience of being a parent. How about this then, instead of having abortions we'll just induce labour and we'll see how long that 8 or 10 week fetus lives on its own huh?

Meg

Whoa. Can't let that go unchecked. Jake missed the point entirely, I think. Tanya's decision is about taking her life back in part so that she can be a better mother to her daughter. And although it wasn't explicit in your account of the situation, I suspect that genuine concern for her future children was also informing her decision not to have a child at a time when so much of her life is in turmoil. As I see it, Tanya's decision to have an abortion is truly guided by her desire to be the best person, and thus the best mother, that she can be.

I cannot thank you enough for sharing your stories. They broaden my understanding of this issue in ways I could never have imagined.

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