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  •  Exactly! It can be a bit mind-boggling to (16+ / 0-)

    think about, but just one difference in one copulation or pregnancy by one of my ancestors, and I would not be here.  I would not exist.

    And maybe it's weird to be commenting on that since I do exist, but... it would be ok.  No one who loves me would even know to miss me.

    (I do think that women or couples who miscarry may mourn -- that's a private tragedy, but not a matter of legal concern.)

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    by cai on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 06:29:34 PM PDT

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    •  Of course, (15+ / 0-)

      Miscarriages can be very heartbreaking, and my mom was upset by hers (which is why I know about it). Mourning that is understandable in many instances.

      P.S. I am not a crackpot.

      by BoiseBlue on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 06:35:38 PM PDT

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    •  I have attributed my life to all kinds (6+ / 0-)

      of shaky circumstances. My grandfather's abuse of my grandmother which could have easily got in the way of the conception of my mother, their only child, which happened 13 years after they were married. My grandmother could have left him at any time before that as much as he beat her. She happened to be too dependent on him and would have never made it in this world. She couldn't even drive a car.

      My mother was a 16 year old, knocked up just in time in 1972 to miss out on Roe v Wade and forced to give birth.

      I'm lucky to be alive at all. I'm truly not supposed to be here. Only reason I'm alive is because the world is/was fucked up for women and all these "miracles" led to me being born.

      At what cost to the world did this happen? How many women had to die trying to abort just for me? How many women were stuck with a man they couldn't get away from because they needed help with their children or they simply had no opportunities to escape and no prospects for anything but maybe prostitution?

      All the pain in the world that women suffered just so I can be born? Bullocks. It wasn't worth it. I'd rather have a different world without me in it. It sucks anyway and now they want us to go all the way back to the 1950s when it sucked even worse.

      "It's not enough to acknowledge privilege. You have to resist." -soothsayer

      by GenXangster on Fri Aug 17, 2012 at 08:36:36 PM PDT

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