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Why I Hate Abortion but Believe in the Right to Choose

My high-risk pregnancy convinced me that every woman has the right — and obligation — to make this choice alone

Annette Tillemann-Dick
Human Parts
Published in
7 min readOct 19, 2020

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Black and white photo of a mother smiling at her young baby.
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My position on abortion is paradoxical: I hate abortion, yet I’m pro-choice. I expect more people than you might think agree with…

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Annette Tillemann-Dick
Human Parts

Mother of 11, grandmother of 12, home-school educator extraordinaire.