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I was a child when abortion became a legal medical procedure in the UK where I grew up. My parents had full access to birth control, possibly a little earlier and easier than most folks their age because my dad is a doc (and when he met her, my mom was a radiographer so they BOTH worked in the healthcare sector) I'm their eldest surviving child - my older siblings were twins both stillborn. My family has no history it's prepared to talk about regarding experiences in the time abortion was illegal in the UK. I knew a lass in college who was Irish.. it still isn't legal there and her sister died as a result.

There is no debate here. This is a total no-brainer.

There is no moral choice available to any man worthy of the name but to support whatever choice is made by a woman he purports to care about that is faced with an unplanned pregnancy. If that means I have to strap on the holster and carry my sidearm openly as I walk her into the clinic then so be it. I'd have done it for my girlfriend, I'd have done it for my wife, I'd do it for my daughter if (heaven forbid) she needs it. It will already have been hard enough on her making that choice, nobody - and CERTAINLY no man - has the right to make it harder.

And may the God whose name they blaspheme with every drop of hate-filled bile that spews from their lips have mercy upon whoever gets in our way, because I sure as hell wont.

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