When I was twenty years old, I had an
abortion. That was eight years ago and if I had to do it over again, I would.
I feel in today's society it is up to a woman to have that choice. I don't feel
that a woman should have an abortion as a means of birth
control. But I ask you, "what gives a man the right to tell a woman she
can't have an abortion??"
I am glad that abortion was an option for
me and I can't imagine if it weren't. It was a very tough decision for me and
one that I had to search my soul for the answer.
The hardest part about
it was that I was adopted when I was two weeks old. In the back of my mind I kept
thinking that in 1970 my birth mother did not do this to me. Back then the option
for abortion was not even legal.
Still, I knew that having one at that
particular time in my life was the right thing to do and I have no regrets. I
would like to find out how I can get involved in my state (Missouri) so I can
become a voice for "Pro-Choice."Suzi
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\ sek-si-zem\ noun
[sex + ism, as in racism] 1) prejudice or discrimination
based on sex: esp : discrimination against women. 2) behavior, conditions, or
attitudes that foster damaging stereotypes of social roles based on sex - sexist