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  •  This article will change minds. (10+ / 0-)

    It already has.  My own.  I first read this article back in 2002(?).  I went (and go) to a Catholic school, and at the time, it was common practice to make the students write a Pro-Life essay.  Now, at the time, I wouldn't have described myself as liberal or pro-choice, but I was always kind of questioning what was going on around me.  I typed into google "Pro-Choice" because I wanted to look at what "the other side" was arguing, and hopefully, rip them to shreds, as only an arrogant 6th grader could. I read this, and nearly threw up at what I saw, the hypocrisy and all.  From that day, I could never call myself pro-life again.  

    (As for the essay, I glossed over the abortion thing, and focused on the death penalty, and got a A-.  It was kind of sad, because the year before, I did a standard anti-abortion essay, got a A+, and won "Best in Class" which meant I got a day off of school to go to some anti-abortion youth group meeting. (But thats a story for a different time))

    •  Wow, that's incredible! (5+ / 0-)
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      Thanks so much YoungNEDem. As a writer, it's often hard to gauge how much effect (if any) you're really having on people and the debate. So your comments are very gratifying to hear!

      I'm sorry you had to throw up though ;-)

      "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." -MLK

      by choice joyce on Sun Jul 22, 2007 at 08:20:02 PM PDT

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