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Question: Should abortion be legal and what is the Government's role?

Pro-Choice: Written by Lili Berstein, California

Abortion is a word that inevitably ignites controversy. Living in Los Angeles, I feel fortunate to be surrounded by a liberal bubble. However, that is not to say that there is a fair share of conservatives. As I was driving one day, I was stopped at a light behind a car that had a bumper sticker that has stuck with me ever since. It read “Don’t believe in abortion, don’t have one.” Abortion is a topic that is uncomfortable and I think that is the reason we need to discussion it in the first place. Destigmatizing abortion is the best way to have a more open dialogue regarding it.

When someone questions why I am pro-choice, I have 3 responses. 1) I don’t believe abortion should be used as a service like birth control. 2) It is the most individualized health service, and the government should not be allowed to make the call of whether or not it s...

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