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The abortion debate returns

13 April 2024

9:00 AM

13 April 2024

9:00 AM

I don’t like talking about abortion and so rarely do. I have never written about it before. I am uncomfortable doing so here.

It feels trite even to rehearse some of the debate. Can you simultaneously believe in a woman’s right to autonomy over her body and a baby’s right to life? Can you decide never to have an abortion, but also believe other women should be able to? Is an abortion at eight weeks different to an abortion at eight months? If pushed, I’d probably say that the answer to all of these questions is yes.

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