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I would *love* if they could/would say they are pro abortion.

I would love to live in a world where the stigma of a medical procedure were gone. But I get why they can't. It's because of the hang ups of people like you. Their words are reduced into sounds bytes. They don't get to go on and explain their positions like the author of this article or you and I. But I can feel that way. You can feel that way. You are literally the only one in this discussion who has trusted my words to mean something I didn't. And that says more about you than me. Educate yourself and read the linked article if you don't get it. My words are there for everyone to read.

We can change the narrative to help make the world a place where abortion is accessible by all and the shame and stigma removed by taking the time to really understand. If we want to. I do. I want society to understand and supporters to admit that abortion is not a "necessary evil", but a safe, legal, moral choice. Now, more than ever, we need to take this issue back. I am trying to create a safe place where we aren't reduced to sound bytes and deeply discuss our positions.

I am pro abortion. And pro choice.

If you're really pro choice, you are, too. You're just too scared to say the words.

I am pro-abortion, not just pro-choice: 10 reasons why we must support the procedure and the choice

This is a copy of a thread I posted last April and I think today it's more important than ever to take this issue back. Abortion is a legal, moral and positive choice that liberates women, saves lives, and protects families.

Planned Parenthood offers a number of important services. One of them is abortion. I don't want to run from that. It's not shameful.

If you are able, PLEASE take a moment and donate to Planned Parenthood. In honor of the victims and in honor of the valuable services they provide to millions - including abortion.


I believe that abortion care is a positive social good -- and I think itís time people said so ~VALERIE TARICO

Recently, the Daily Kos published an article titled I Am Pro-Choice, Not Pro-Abortion. ďHas anyone ever truly been pro-abortion?Ē one commenter asked.

Uh. Yes. Me. That would be me.

I am pro-abortion like Iím pro-knee-replacement and pro-chemotherapy and pro-cataract surgery. As the last protection against ill-conceived childbearing when all else fails, abortion is part of a set of tools that help women and men to form the families of their choosing. I believe that abortion care is a positive social good. I suspect that a lot of other people secretly believe the same thing. And I think itís time we said so.

As an aside, Iím also pro-choice. Choice is about who gets to make the decision. The question of whether and when we bring a new life into the world is, to my mind, one of the most important decisions a person can make. It is too big a decision for us to make for each other, and especially for perfect strangers.

But independent of who owns the decision, Iím pro on the procedure, and Iíve decided that itís time, for once and for all, to count it out on my 10 fingers.

1. Iím pro-abortion because being able to delay and limit childbearing is fundamental to female empowerment and equality. A woman who lacks the means to manage her fertility lacks the means to manage her life. Any plans, dreams, aspirations, responsibilities or commitmentsĖno matter how importantĖhave a great big contingency clause built: ďuntil or unless I get pregnant, in which case all bets are off.Ē


2. Iím pro-abortion because well-timed pregnancies give children a healthier start in life. We now have ample evidence that babies do best when women are able to space their pregnancies and get both pre-natal and pre-conception care. The specific nutrients we ingest in the weeks before we get pregnant can have a lifelong effect on the wellbeing of our offspring. Rapid repeat pregnancies increase the risk of low birthweight babies and other complications. Wanted babies are more likely to get their toes kissed, to be welcomed into families that are financially and emotionally ready to receive them, to get preventive medical care during childhood and the kinds of loving engagement that helps young brains to develop.

Much more that has me applauding in agreement here: http://www.salon.com/2015/04/24/i_am_pro_abortion_not_just_pro_choice_10_reasons_why_we_must_support_the_procedure_and_the_choice/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

If you are able, PLEASE take a moment and donate to Planned Parenthood

In honor of the victims.


Thank you!

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