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Mine!

From my earliest awareness of the pro life/pro choice issue I have always been firmly pro choice.  My body is mine; I never saw how anyone else had a right to say what I could or could not do with it.

More to the point, abortion was a choice I came close to making on more than one occasion.

You see, I was sexually abused by a number of different people.  I had no choice in the matter; the people using  my body had all the power.  I conceived at least twice, by men who saw me only as a thing to use.  Fortunately I miscarried.

Had I not, I would have aborted.

Along with the whole conceived-by-an-abuser thing, my body was not healthy enough to carry a child.  Even as a teenager I knew this.  I also knew that genetically I am not a good prospective parent. But honestly, the main reason was that I couldn't bear the thought of carrying a child conceived by force.

I hear and understand the pro life side of things.  You are welcome to your view.

I do not share it. 

Should the circumstance arise, I'll be respectful of your views.

Please show me the same courtesy.
Plaid Plaid 31-35, F May 10, 2012

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