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10 Classic New York Times Reader Comments on David Brooks Abortion Memo To Democrats




You Can’t Take Pieces of My Body – Only Pieces of My Baby




“Full bodily integrity is what’s at stake. The government should not be able to take pieces of my body against my will, nor should the government compel me to endure medical procedures against my will or prevent me from medical procedures I have decided to endure in consultation with my doctor. Is that too much to ask? It’s not that women are clamoring for late-term abortions. They just want to not have their personal corporeal existence legislated and regulated. You’d think Republicans would be all over that sort of thing, but of course they are not because it’s too easy to use as an emotional way to whip up their base and get them to vote for tax cuts for the rich and benefit cuts for the poor, of which most of us will be soon after the Kochs $400 million investment works its course through our political system.”