Actresses read stories of abortion as Supreme Court fight over restrictions nears

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Elizabeth Banks is one of several actresses who read the stories of women who chose abortion in a video series created by an abortion rights group. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Elizabeth Banks is one of several actresses who read the stories of women who chose abortion in a video series created by an abortion rights group. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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Adding to the public opinion war over abortion, a reproductive rights group launches a video series with actresses reading women's personal stories of abortion.

  • Philip

    Too bad they won’t have any stories to read from the babies perspective. There is another party involved here, but this one has no voice.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    Apples and oranges. “Babies” are persons who have been born. Any conflating of same with fetal tissue is maudlin appeal to emotion and rejected by all persons who respect the moral agencies of women.

  • Bradley

    Oh, if it were only that simple.

  • G Key

    Oh, but it is that simple, Bradley.

    Some people’s personally chosen beliefs say abortion is wrong, because a future baby is demonstrably forming.

    Some people’s personally chosen beliefs say most contraceptives are wrong, because they prevent attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterine wall.

    Some people’s personally chosen beliefs say all contraceptives are wrong, because they interfere with the natural reproductive process.

    As you can see, there is an entire spectrum of personally chosen beliefs. And that’s without even discussing the range of personally chosen beliefs about whether there’s such a thing as a soul; about when that hotly debated soul enters the ovum, zygote, fetus, or baby; and whether the needs of the unborn outweigh the needs of the living.

    But the real issues aren’t babies and bodies. The real issues are beliefs and boundaries. In fact, the real issue is business — as in “Whose?”

    — Which is also that simple, Bradley: Hers.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    It is. If you don’t believe in abortion, don’t get one. Case closed.

  • Bradley

    There is no point arguing the details of this issue here, but I will say that it is obvious that what grows and develops in the womb is human life. You can say many things, but deep down people know what it is and what abortion does. Deny it all you want and cast your stones, but you cannot deny human life no matter how far down you push reality. It is a life, it is a baby, it is a human with great value and wonderful potential.

  • G Key

    And it still isn’t your decision.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    Amen, Brother

  • Nikki Nacht

    I am Catholic and pro life. I feel it is important that each of us make our own choice on this issue at every stage of our lives. I am also glad that there are those who speak for the unborn. I do not celebrate abortion but I have had them and believe that it is a woman’s right. Motherhood has been used as a tool to cruelly subjugate women too often for it to be otherwise.