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  •  Women in Ireland aren't in burkas (none)
    Without abortion rights...you might as well take away voting rights, educational rights, workplace equality.  And the list goes on...

    I'm not sure whether this is really true. My understanding is that abortion laws are stricter  in Ireland than they are in the United States, and it seems to me that women in Ireland are probably reasonably free.

    On the other hand, I think the recent book that suggests that restrictions on abortion correlate with an increase in the number of children who grow up to be violent criminals is pretty interesting.

    I think the real problem isn't so much that women as a whole lose economic power, but more that the individual women who are forced to bear unwanted children end up facing personal catastrophes and that many of the babies born may end up having sad, terrible lives. Life for many people is more of a curse than a blessing, and maybe what the pro-vaginal-interferencers are really doing is inflicting a cursed life on innocent fetuses.

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