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Thread #27347   Message #335500
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
06-Nov-00 - 05:39 PM
Thread Name: BS: Abortion: Here we go PART 2
Subject: RE: BS: Abortion: Here we go PART 2
As kimmers said, legal or illegal, there are going to be abortions. When we're looking at in terms of legal or illegal we're often looking in the wrong direction. Reading through this thread, both parts, it becomes clearer and clearer that a lot of the hard cases quoted aren't really about free choice at all, but about a fundamentally unjust society for which abortion is convenient.

Providing support and friendship for women who have had abortions is something that some pro-life groups are very committed to, and I am sure the same is true of some pro-choice groups as well.

There was a quote that came up in a thread sometime ago about something different - I can't remember how it went but the gist was that, in any kind of conflict you get into, you find that there are people on your side whom you heartily wish were on the other side. That's very true here - and I don't mean in the Mudcat so much as in the world outside. (And the opposite is true - people on the other side that you wish were on your side. And that is true in the Mudcat as well as in the outside world.)