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Date: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 09:26 am (UTC)
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I have an 18 year old friend who is already struggling under the whole A level stress thing. She's just discovered she's a few weeks pregnant and, not wanting to wreck her entire future career prospects (she's a socking brilliant actress, dancer and singer, and though she wants kiddies, she's quite clear that she doesn't want them until the post-dancing part of her life), she wants to have an abortion.

She was a bit vague on details, but she tells me she's had to 'ring around' abortion clinics in order to find someone who'd see her. Which is fine in London, due to the concentration of just about everything, she can 'shop around', but does this mean that in rural areas women are being forced to carry unwanted pregnancies to term because of some sort of abortion-based postcode lottery?

Date: Monday, April 2nd, 2012 11:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drunkwriter
I've always been pro-choice on the grounds of total indifference (as in "none of my business" rather than "I don't care"), but it was a sobering conversation. Because I can see exactly what will happen to my friend if she can't get the treatment she needs. Knowing what I know about her, her family and her boyfriend, she'll go from bright student to being trapped in benefit poverty in less than a year. Life ruined, game over. And all so easily avoidable if society was just a little less insane.

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