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  •  I guess you didn't read my original comment. Even (1+ / 0-)
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    though she didn't want her daughter to have an abortion, when her daughter insisted, my friend not only paid for the procedure, she took her daughter to the doctor's office and stayed with her. She overcame, or disregarded, her own objections in order to support her daughter. I think that's admirable, although I would have preferred that she not object to begin with.

    I think that family, and even friends, have the right to hold their own opinions and to voice them. They just don't have the right to prevent a woman from exercising her own right to a safe, legal abortion. But no one is obligated to support a woman's decision to abort. Although we'd like everyone to be pro-choice and open-minded about exercising that choice, that's not the world we live in. We'll keep working on that :-)

    I'm a Democrat - I believe that government has a positive role to play in the lives of ordinary people.

    by 1BQ on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 09:14:03 PM PST

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    •  I read the comment. (0+ / 0-)

      I stand by what I said.  There is still a strong element of coercion in it when she said she was fine with abortions for others but not for her AND HER FAMILY. Yes, she changed her mind in the end. But in her mind she still had the right to make the decision for her family as well as herself.

      I tend to think family and friends should keep their opinions to themselves unless they are requested. I will assume the daughter requested the opinion.

      The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

      by irishwitch on Tue Feb 19, 2013 at 11:02:52 AM PST

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