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  •  I as well know, unfortunately (4.00)
    what you have been through.

    And I greatly admire your bravery in reminding us all who have faced this "choice" at some point in our lives.

    Thank you.

    •  Thank you (4.00)
      It wasn't easy to write this.

      But you know, we have to educate those who were too young to remember.  They have no idea of what we, and they, stand to lose.

      •  I DO know, xyz, (4.00)
        And honestly, until the reality of this actually happening occurred today, I had truly hidden the memory.

        Oh, it was always there mind you. Never too far from  awareness, but now, today, it is so very, very different.

        Fortunately, I didn't have to go to back alleys in the 1980s. The idea that I'm even speaking of this is, well, astounding. I've never spoken of it to anyone since we made the decision. Please don't misinterpret that statement. I don't have any regrets. I don't wonder "what if..."

        But it is such a personal, private choice that those of us who have grown up since Roe have taken for granted. The fact that this right, and I DO believe it is a right, might some day soon be taken away, was unfathomable, until today.

        And today, I cried for my granddaughter. And possibly for my as-yet-to-be-great-granddaughter.

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