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    xari

    He's not entirely wrong about the parasite thing.

    I've seen young women explicitly characterize a fetus as a parasite, on more than one occasion, and they will vigorously defend their choice of words if challenged.  These same girls often profess to being absolutely terrified and repulsed by the idea of pregnancy--not just healthily averse to becoming pregnant when they're not prepared or disinterested in ever having children, but utterly horrified by the whole concept, and it's disturbingly common.

    It worries me sometimes; not only does it reflect poorly on pro-choice advocates, it just strikes me as a terribly unhealthy attitude all around.

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