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  •  A couple of my friends in high school did (9+ / 0-)

    One twice, in fact. And another friend from when I was working at a coffeeshop after college. That's three people, four abortions - that I know of, between the years of 1983 and 1992.

    It happens. I wish it didn't, and would like to have a hell of a lot more support for pregnant women, more easily-available (and less toxic) birth control options, paid parental leave, living wage jobs, real health care options, high-quality child care - but reality being what it is, and people's judgment being what it is - it does happen.

    I absolutely do NOT support criminalization of abortion - not for the woman, not for the provider, but the prochoice movement does itself no favor whatsoever by insisting that no women have used surgical abortion as a means of birth control.

    "I like to go into Marshall Field's in Chicago just to see all the things there are in the world that I do not want." M. Madeleva, C.S.C.

    by paxpdx on Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 11:54:12 AM PST

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    •  Exactly (5+ / 0-)
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      liberte, zett, LostInTexas, paxpdx, marykk

      the prochoice movement does itself no favor whatsoever by insisting that no women have used surgical abortion as a means of birth control.

      And pissing off people who agree with you -- which bay of arizona did with his/her attack on my comment -- is a great way to alienate allies.

      "The real power is in the hands of small groups of people and I don't think they have titles." -- Bob Dylan

      by nonprofit jim on Sat Feb 05, 2011 at 12:13:06 PM PST

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