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My goodness. What a very special lady.

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I still haven't forgiven MSNBC for the way they unceremoniously dumped Melissa, one of my favorite interviewers and hosts.

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A wonderful, full of wonder letter. Thank you

for publishing this. Thank you Melissa.

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Amazing woman and powerful words. Sadly, no matter how much women assert the importance of our existence, it seems we always have to defend it to these people.

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Stop B*tching, for christsakes! The kid is not your body, and therefore not your right! You disgust me, and I'm not even a Republican - just a decent person who values life. You were a victim, but that doesn't condone murder. ALL LIVES MATTER!!!!!

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“The kid is not your body, and therefore not your right!” That is foundational. It is not the end of the discussion, but it is the point that anyone having an abortion needs to overcome. I’m generally against abortion, but I’m also against laws limiting abortion, because I think they are like Prohibition. For the most part, they can be circumvented & just aren’t going to work. There is a legal concept called the “doctrine of necessity” which is a kind of “lesser of two evils” way of dealing with situations where any there is harm no matter what you do. I think that applies in cases of conception resulting from rape, and I’m not willing to allow politicians to make the decision.

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WOW! What a powerful woman. That was stunning to read & I’m quite speechless. Thank you for posting this.

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