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One Issue - Abortion - Should Not Divide Women


I do not think I could opt to have an abortion. I am relieved to say I never had to face that choice. When I was pregnant, I was married with resources, and didn't face the prospect of carrying a baby with infirmities or disabilities that could have compromised life after birth, for both the child and me. I was neither a victim of rape or incest, nor a teen from an unstable family with an uncertain future.And I would never want a governmental entity to dictate what any other woman should do. To me, the core value of feminism is the right of a woman to decide her own destiny. That belief does not negate my own feelings about abortion; it just doesn't give me the right to impose my feelings - or Catholic teachings - on other women.So I would say to pro-life Catholic women that it is difficult to claim to be feminists while also endorsing laws that would curb the rights of women to make these very personal decisions guided by their own consciences.

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