The Bitter Price of Choice

When I was in college the bumper sticker on my car read “Don’t labor under a misconception–legalize abortion.” I was one of a handful of feminists on my campus, back in the days when we were jeered at as “bra-burning women’s libbers.” As we struggled against a hazy sea of sexism, abortion rights was a …

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Coerced Into Unwanted Abortions

When one thinks of the practice of coerced abortion, China’s bullying one-child-per-couple policy likely comes to mind. Government-coerced or “forced” abortion is used to impose this policy on those who violate it: pregnant women who have already borne a child. China’s now expanded but equally coercive two-child-per-couple limit is no less cruel. Consider the story …

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