Daily Archives: September 6, 2013

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On a positive note: abortion in the main stream.

So a pretty cool thing I noticed this week was that a profile in the NY Times Wedding section actually had a couple openly talking about abortion, and not just any couple, but captain of the Miami Heat Udonis Haslem.

“I am not a huge fan of abortion, but we both had sports careers, plus we could not financially handle a baby,” said Mr. Haslem, noting how he struggled with supporting Kedonis, the son he had in high school, who is now 14 and who lives with his mother.

“Udonis appreciated that I was willing to have an abortion,” Ms. Rein said. “I found him caring, supportive, nurturing and all over me to be sure I was O.K. I saw another side of him during that difficult time and fell deeply in love. He had a big heart and was the whole package.”

I love that. I love that there’s not a big fuss made about the fact that she had an abortion (just those lines). I love that they don’t stigmatize the abortion. And I love that they both seemed to come about the choice together and that he was supportive.

I’m happy that I can write about something nice for once, in a time where abortion access is getting repeatedly restricted and stigmatized, about how it’s a necessary and often best decision for many people out there.

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