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Fri Dec 3, 2021, 12:12 PM

1. Excellent article - a must read.

It also shows how we, as a culture, take people who are pregnant for granted. I think the reason why we take people for granted and we decide that we donít trust their decision-making when it comes to getting an abortion is because so many are women. Weíre not interested in a womanís aspirations and her decision-making. Her agency is often completely removed from these conversations.

It feeds off of the stereotype that a womanís natural role is to be pregnant and give birth, so every and all risk should be taken by women to have a child. But in actuality, the risk of pregnancy is so substantial and it changes your physiology for the rest of your life. Itís one thing to voluntarily choose to take these risks because you want a child, but to do it to somebody against their will is downright callous. Itís unfathomable to think that adoption is a solution when you realize the risks of carrying a pregnancy to term.


The entire piece is gold: it covers everything clearly and calmly, with real world data to back up each point discussed.

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