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The primary reason is simple: it's my fertility, and you can't frame that in reference to the state, religion, teenage mothers, or anything external to the individual, not even the 'sacredness of life'. The only term of reference is me.

Spot on.

There is no debate. The "debate" is totally illegitimate. The "pro-life" side has no standing in that matter. None. It's not about abortion. It's about control on others. It's about negating individual autonomy. It's about authoritarianism.

This abortion "debate" is really where liberal democracies fail when they pretend to be value-neutral. Sigh.

by Francois in Paris on Thu Mar 20th, 2008 at 10:29:25 PM EST

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