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Djuna
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This isn't a criticism or anything, I was just wondering, what is the reason for this website being pro-choice?
I suppose with regards to everyone else, I'm pro-choice, but for myself I'm pro-life. Basically I'd respect anyone else's decision (even if it was my girlfriend, although we'd probably have a 'deep and meaningful' to make sure it was what was right for us.)
I used to be a member of LIFE, but I cancelled my subscription because the stuff in the newsletters (idiots saying abortions give you breast cancer and so forth) sickened me. So I was wondering exactly what the pro-choice argument. Going to a Catholic school, they weren't too keen to show pro-choice views too credibly.

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[ 08-17-2006, 04:44 PM: Message edited by: Miss Lauren ]

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Why We Are Committed to Reproductive Choice

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Djuna
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Thanks for this, i just read that article, and I was just wondering: does 'reproductive choice' include equally both the choice to continue, and the choice to abort, a pregnancy?
It sounds to me like reproductive choice is simply accepting that everyone's situation is different and thus it is reasonable for their reproductive choices to be different. Is that right?

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Yes, this site pro-choice, and supports women's right to choose, whatever that choice might be.

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I was just wondering: does 'reproductive choice' include equally both the choice to continue, and the choice to abort, a pregnancy?
I think what you're asking is if reproductive choice pushes a woman towards either option. If so, the answer is no. Equality can't be spoken of in this case, because reproductive choice is bluntly about the individual, rather than any group as a whole.

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It sounds to me like reproductive choice is simply accepting that everyone's situation is different and thus it is reasonable for their reproductive choices to be different. Is that right?
Yes, that's right.
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Djuna
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Thanks, I understand much better now. Can you believe my Catholic school had me believe 'pro-choice', meant 'pro-abortion'? [Mad]

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Issues about reproduction and sex are always subject to interpretation. Your Catholic school can wield a loaded definition of what it means to be pro-choice because of its religious imprimatur.

That too is problematic, because there are Catholics who are pro-choice. Beyond that, there are Catholics who support a woman's right to have an abortion. They might be far and few between, but they're out there. And that goes for other denominations as well.

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