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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 25, 2017, 11:42 PM

17. And your experience is EXACTLY what choice is all about.

The very fact that you could seriously consider an abortion made your decision to get married a strong one, not just something you were forced into.

There was a time when the phrase "She had to get married" was relatively common, and referred to the young lady in question getting pregnant, and with abortion almost totally unobtainable, the only choices were to get married or to slink off somewhere to have the baby in secret shame and give it up for adoption. I recently read The Girls Who Went Away by Ann Fessler, and the stories are heartbreaking, because almost every single one of those women were pressured into letting their babies be adopted. They were given no choice in the matter, and it seems that most of them never got over it.

Women absolutely need to make their own decisions about such things, and no one else should judge the woman for her decision. Ever.

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