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Hometown: Coventry, Ct
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Current location: So California
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I was going to write a celebratory OP

to the group on Obama's gay marriage statement. I can see at a glance that most of you are not really celebrating - discouraged with states' rights, especially right after NC's vote.

Though I'm a straight woman I think I understand your reaction. Like what the states have done to abortion rights. I guess I'm supposed to be happy about all the reproductive freedoms women have today. But I'm angry most of the time watching states just crap all over Roe, now even going after contraception.

I know on a personal level about the worst that could happen to the women in these states. And anything short of the safe and legal abortion they have decided they need can turn out to be almost as bad. Young girls and the poor are especially at risk, though I'm sure I didn't need to tell you. But unless a woman has a way to leave some of these states there is not a single option left for them that is acceptable. (And if memory serves it is a crime in some of these backward sick-ass states to cross the border for an abortion or to procure the abortion pill by mail or out of state source.)

So while I will never really understand because I'll never walk in your shoes, I have a lot of empathy, and will always stand with you.
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