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African American Victim of Rape and Molestation Says Abortion is Another Form of Enslavement for the Black Community

African American Victim of Rape and Molestation Says Abortion is Another Form of Enslavement for the Black Community

This blog below by my colleague, Kevin Burke, LSW, reminds me of the need to refocus the exception clause in the abortion debate. As the controversy over the “rape and incest” exceptions continues to rage on, we must keep in mind that just as rape and incest are devastating traumatic events in a girl’s/woman’s life, abortion, too, is a devastating traumatic event that only compounds the rape or incest trauma. In an effort to comfort rape and incest victims, many…

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Dear President Obama: A Bunch of Males Convinced Me Not to Abort My Child

Dear President Obama: A Bunch of Males Convinced Me Not to Abort My Child

President Obama went on the Tonight Show last night to attack the comments of Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, who said in a debate that “even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something God intended to happen.” Mr. Obama said, “This is exactly why you don’t want a bunch of politicians, mostly male, making decisions about women’s health care decisions. Women are capable of making these decisions in consultation with their partners, with their…

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