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Three abortions, no regrets

by Sharon

March 13, 2019

For a college philosophy assignment I examined the issue of abortion. In doing so I learned that abortion is a religious wrong in many but not all religions. Those who don’t see the cluster of early cells as a “soul”, i.e., a fully formed human being, simply don’t feel bad about having an abortion. Religious people shouldn’t be able to impose their belief system on those who think differently. My views haven’t really changed. I think the judges who decided Roe v Wade came up with a perfect system: make it easy for the first trimester, harder for the second, and really really hard in the third.

I had three abortions, one when I was 18 and it was still illegal, one when I was 24, and the last one when I was 29. By that time I wanted a child but felt that my then partner would be a disaster as a father and I didn’t want to be a single mother. Eventually I met the right man and had a wonderful daughter. I don’t know what else to say. There wasn’t a lot of drama, just an ordinary story. The end.

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