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Words of Caution for Elena Kagan, There's a Far Touchier Reproductive Issue Than Abortion

For some reason the idea of not having children remains one of the most taboo subjects, especially for women.

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So to all of the wonderful moms out there, including my own, (who as you have obviously figured out by now did, in the end make the choice to become a mother--and a GREAT one) I salute you and wish you a happy belated Mother's Day.

But to all the women out there who think there is something wrong with them, because they don't feel the yearning to become a mother, that they have been told since they were little girls that they should feel, I say this: do what's right for you.

Not what's right for your boyfriend, fiancé, or husband.

Not what's right for your mother.

Not what's right for your friends who have already become mothers.

Do what's right for you, and of course what's best for any child you may or may not decide to welcome into your home.

Remember it's your choice.

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As an expert on youth and minority voters Keli Goff emerged as one of the most recognizable political pundits of the 2008 presidential election cycle. She has appeared on numerous national programs including: “The CBS Early Show,” CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” MSNBC’s “Verdict with Dan Abrams,” and BET’s “The Truth with Jeff Johnson,” for which she served as a regular contributor. She is a featured essayist in the collection: The Speech: Race and Barack Obama's 'A More Perfect Union' (Bloomsbury, 2009) and the author of the critically acclaimed book Party Crashing: How the Hip-Hop Generation Declared Political Independence (Basic Books, March 2008).