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1/03/2006

Nice try

Those who wish to criminalize abortion are desperately trying to prove that abortion causes depression. They've failed.

I'm sure there are some women who get depressed after having an abortion. With religious fanatics and other freaks calling you a murderer and a whore, that's not so surprising.

But guess what? For other women, abortion is no big deal. It's not a difficult decision, it's not a tragedy, it's not a last resort, it's not the only way out of some nightmare situation. It's an out-patient procedure. They find out they're pregnant, get the abortion, and get on with their lives.

The myth that says that women who have abortions are tragic figures - a myth accepted even by some pro-choicers - has got to be laid to rest. Yes, for some women, abortion can be a "sad, even tragic choice" - though again, one wonders how much of this has to do with anti-abortion propaganda being shoved down their throats. But contrary to right-wing fantasy, most women who have abortions don't spend the rest of their lives grappling with guilt. They're not sorry, nor should they be.

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