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  •  I deliberately didn't mention my abortion (1+ / 0-)
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    to my therapist. After my husband's stroke I was having problems coping, and I talked about everything else.

    The other part of the article, however, also talks about women afraid to express misgivings because of fear it would be used to limit choice;

    The abortion happened 15 years before the stroke, and had nothing to do with why I wasn't coping well. He asked me all sorts of questions and maybe he had access to my medical records (same hospital). I was scared about money, I was scared about having to be (in the future) caretaker to an invalid when I'm not strong enough to lift him, etc. etc. He was a good doctor, helped me calm down.

    But I was afraid to say anything about the abortion to him (though I'm not afraid to talk about it here) because I didn't want to be a data point somewhere that would be used against other women's ability to have abortion access.

    If your local service workers don't get a living wage (including insurance) then your local social contract is *broken*

    by julifolo on Fri Mar 24, 2006 at 05:16:25 AM PST

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