The next time someone tells you that abortion doesn’t affect you (you know the spiel– you can’t tell me what to do with my body; it isn’t hurting you, so who are you to impose your beliefs on me…), share with them this statistic, courtesy of Guttmacher–

35% of all US women will have had an abortion by the age of 45.

That’s a lot of hurt women.  That’s a lot of women who suffer silently over a “safe” and “rare” procedure.  Those are our neighbors, our friends, our bosses, our spouses.  And those children that we’ve lost — 52 million since Roe v. Wade — will never be able to be our friends, our neighbors, our bosses, or our spouses.

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