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Why the Use of Steve Jobs As An Anti-Choice Political Stunt Is Flawed

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Written by Marianne Møllmann forRH Reality Check. This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage directly with the author should do so at the original post. Steve Jobs’ premature death has generated much online activity, some seeking to exploit his demise for political gain. In this category are articles suggesting that Jobs' status as an adoptee is a reason to restrict abortion access in general. The arguments put forward in this regard are flawed on two levels. First, no individual circumstances can change the overarching reality that women and girls have abortions when they need them, regardless of the legal context. Restricting abortion access does not make the practice scarce, it merely makes it unsafe. Continue reading....
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