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March 2nd, 2007, 03:24 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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What has been lost and what has been gained by the politification of abortion? (uh, not sure politification is a word, but I'll just go with it..)
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March 2nd, 2007, 03:46 PM
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So just a small debate then eh?

Lost: The power of women having any control over their bodies through the politics of abortions but I haven't decided if that was when midwives were considered witches for their wealth of understanding our reproductive organs.

Gained: Where it's available, safer abortions for women trying to get one.
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March 2nd, 2007, 03:51 PM
Mega Super Mommy
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Oh, yes, a very small debate. (my answers are american in nature)

Lost: the ability to control other factors surrounding birth via the legislature without having to watch out for "agendas" getting into the mix. (example: giving women the choice about fetal pain relief)

Gained: Legal access to birth control, protection from laws limited our birth control access (with acceptions in areas such as the morning after pill and ru486- or whatever its called)

thought of a few more:

Lost: Integrity in the process of choosing judges. Unfortunately, whether or not they are pro choice/life has become a deciding factor in whether or not a justice should sit on the higher courts.

Gained: protection for girls seeking abortion without their parent's being informed (though this is not everywhere)
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