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Wednesday, October 13, 2004

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Anne

Did you know that since the decision on Roe v. Wade over 20 million potential voters were destroyed through abortion. They might have gotten your cantidate elected.

Do you ever worry that one day (thanks to abortion "rights") you'll be outnumbered?

Just a thought.

Rachael

Just some additional thoughts to my above post:
Even when the statistics say a small percentage of the women in the U.S. report emotional distress and trauma from abortion, that still translates to millions of women (remember, we humans not just stats). That signifies that something is wrong, and that women aren't making the decision free of pressure or remorse.

Rachael

The same can be said about those who come to regret their abortions in 30, 40, and 50 yrs. More women are speaking out about regretting their abortion, their profound sense of loss, and how legalized abortion wasn't a cure-all to their living situation. Personal stories are more powerful than any rhetoric in getting people to understand how abortion isn't empowering, but degrading to our self-esteem. Women are more important than politics! Women deserve women better alternatives and a better support system.
More about PASS
http://afterabortion.com/pass_details.html
a site created by a pro-choice woman

"There is tremendous sadness, loneliness in the cry, A woman's right to choose.' No one wants an abortion as she wants an ice cream cone or a Porsche. She wants an abortion as an animal, caught in a trap, wants to gnaw off its own leg." -- Frederica Mathewes-Green in her essay, 'Beyond "It's a Baby" '

"It is a cruel joke to call this a woman's "choice". We may choose to sacrifice our life and career plans, or choose to undergo humiliating invasive surgery and sacrifice our offspring. How fortunate we are--we have a choice!" -- Frederica Mathewes-Green in her essay, 'The Bitter Price of "Choice" '

"When we consider that women are treated as property, it is degrading to women that we should treat our children as property to be disposed of as we see fit." -- Elizabeth Cady Stanton, organizer of the first Women's Convention, Seneca Falls, N.Y., 1848

nadia

Hello --

First of all, I love your site. Personal stories are more powerful than any argument in getting people to understand the importance of reproductive rights, and how necessary it is for women to have the freedom to make their own choices.

I am a writer for Planned Parenthood, and I wanted to profile you and your site for a feature we do in our weekly newsletter called "Fighting Forward." Basically, it's a short piece that shows activism in action -- to inspire readers (our affiliate and national staff) to do the same. Would you be willing to contact me to let me know if you'd like to be profiled for this piece? Please let me know as soon as possible -- my deadline is fast approaching.

I really appreciate your help, and admire your site. I hope to hear from you soon. Thank you,
nadia

(my email is [email protected])

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