You’ll be surprised (perhaps, or perhaps not! This is an abortion-related blog, after all) that this is not a post about the Pill or some other more acceptable form of birth control.
Another way my twin and I are identical is on the abortion issue,” Ms. Anderson continued. “One of us used to be staunchly ‘pro-choice.’ Now, after coverage of this selective reduction, we’re both staunchly ‘pro-life.’ It seems this sad story has actually made the ‘pro-life’ stance more fashionable. It’s about time.”
I suppose the problem is that abortion itself was never meant to be used as birth control. It was for the extreme circumstances, which today includes “I need to finish school,” or “I wasn’t expecting two.” I hate to be nonchalant about something as painful as this, but we use abortion as birth control every day, so “selective reduction” is but a logical extension. Recall from the earlier article that the mother didn’t feel bad. And I can’t make her, wouldn’t try. The rest of us, with consciences intact, should reject the notion of selective reduction alongside the whole miserable business of abortion for less jarring reasons. And apparently, if the quote above is any indication, that is starting to happen.by