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Blog for Choice

"Abolition of a woman's right to abortion, when and if she wants it, amounts to compulsory maternity: a form of rape by the State." - Edward Abbey

Blog for Choice

"But we also know that Roe v. Wade is about more than a woman's right to choose; it's about equality. It's about whether our daughters are going to have the same opportunities as our sons." - Barack Obama

Blog for Choice

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On this, the 36th anniversary of Roe V. Wade, I signed up to "Blog for Choice" along with fellow pro-choice American bloggers, devoting at least one post today to the topic of reproductive rights and specifically to my personal hopes for our new President and/ or Congress in the pro-choice arena.



I think many people do not understand that pro-choice does not mean pro-abortion. No woman wants an abortion as she wants a luxury item, but rather as a last resort when continuing a pregnancy is not in the best interest of mother and/ or child. Nationwide, worldwide, we hear stories of egregious child abuse and neglect, children being forced into calamitous situations and lifestyles and growing up in foster homes and other less than ideal conditions. Overpopulation is taxing the environment and the economy, we are all needing to work faster and harder to keep up with the demands of our society on our natural and national resources. Every child must be a wanted child. But these may b…