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Tashi
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I was perusing my college newspaper yesterday, and was saddened to find an letter to the editor entitled: "Abortion is not the 'right choice.'" This letter was a response to an article talking about the recent MTV special (related to 16 and Pregnant) about abortion. That article talked about how it was good that abortion was getting a fair view, but lamented that it was shown at late hour where few would watch it. The writer basically wanted a positive portrayal of abortion more frequently on TV. The response letter (http://iowastatedaily.com/opinion/article_f5c4c908-2cc9-11e0-8cf9-001cc4c03286.html) was full of misinformation about abortion procedures, the effects on women, and how Planned Parenthood isn't being honest with those seeking abortions. The normal run of the mill anti-choice arguments. (I will also note that the writer of the response letter is a male, which irked me to no end.)

I would like to write another letter to the editor in response to the first, basically as a defense of abortion. If it is not too much to ask, could anyone point me towards reliable sources that deal with abortion related complications/effects on women, or anything else that would be useful?

Thanks a ton!

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Heather
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Good on you, Tashi!

Beyond cultural effects, there are no specific effects/complications with abortion that there are not with pregnancy and delivery. That's mythology propagated by anti-abortion folks.

In other words, "complications/effects" with abortion, when they occur, tend to be the complications/effects of pregnancy, period, which women who continue and deliver a pregnancy can and do experience, too.

Here are some links that may help to start here at Scarleteen:
• http://www.scarleteen.com/blog/heather_corinna/2009/06/09/how_to_unpack_for_a_real_discussion_about_abortion
• http://www.scarleteen.com/article/crisis/all_about_abortion

Then I'd suggest that you spend some time at NAF, where this page is probably the best place to begin: http://www.prochoice.org/about_abortion/facts/index.html

[ 01-31-2011, 09:23 AM: Message edited by: Heather ]

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Thanks! If it isn't too much trouble, will you look over my draft before I send it into the newspaper? I'm working on it tonight and will hopefully have it finished this evening or tomorrow.
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I'd be delighted to! You can use the link that says "contact us" below to do that.

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Heather - I don't know if you are still around tonight, but I emailed my letter in to the site. Thank you for reading it!
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Got it, and emailed you back this morning!

I thought it was really excellent, and just added a couple suggestions and made a couple edits for you. [Smile]

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