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Response to uppityperson (Reply #31)

Tue Nov 12, 2013, 06:40 PM

33. I agree.

That's not the point I was trying to make. But, I couldn't agree more. Unfortunately, too many people are trying to pick a fight over a single word. I didn't say I don't want them accessible, affordable, legal or safe. I would just like to see the day when abortions are rare. More funding for Planned Parenthood and other women's health organizations, education, research, healthier lifestyles, mental health treatments...all of these things could help reduce the need for abortions.

I've been put into the situation of having to make a choice when I was 17 years old and living on the street. I was emotionally immature and had zero support. The thousands of teens that are making this choice today are going through the exact same emotionally charged decision. The rest of us can sit back and talk about how it's only a medical procedure, a clump of cells, how it should be easy and affordable and safe, but it isn't easy for a lot of these young women. It's terrifying. The other option is even more terrifying. I want these young women (and men) to receive the planning and education they deserve. I want them all to live happy, stress free lives. If an abortion becomes necessary, I want them to get counseling if they need it without fear of reprisals. If they choose to not terminate, I want them to receive counseling if they need it without fear of reprisals.

I'm not just thinking about a woman's right to choose. I'm thinking of the individual. Each woman has her own story. I don't think it's wrong to wish that none of these women ever had to make that choice. That every young woman is free to pursue an education, career, and plan a family in her own time frame. Not be forced to make a possibly life altering decision in a few weeks. So, I will say it again...I hope to live to see the day when abortions are rare.

Hey, I read somewhere that teen pregnancies are down in the US. That means abortions just became a little more rare. See what I did there?

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