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The Vital Need for Family Planning and Abortion Services

I am proud to belong to a religion that honors diversity. This seems to be a constant in Quakerism. Our testimonies are not set in stone, but seem to vary with time and location. Since many of us have different backgrounds (and many did not grow up in Quakerism), it is only natural that we […]

Richard Grossman, a member of Durango (Colo.) Meeting, has practiced obstetrics and gynecology in Durango since 1976. He is clerk of Quaker Earthcare Witness.


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I Choose Choice

Rachel MacNair, in "My Personal Journey on the Abortion Issue" (FJ Feb.), has written a moving statement about her personal journey to a position of opposition to abortion. Her politics have clearly been shaped by her strong personal desire to experience pregnancy and single motherhood. She will not choose abortion. But personal journeys differ; and […]

Deborah Fink is a member of Ames (Iowa) Meeting.


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My Personal Journey on the Abortion Issue

In November 1972 I turned 14. The next month, I finished the process for becoming a member of my monthly meeting. Meanwhile, I carried on with my heavy activism—mainly against the war in Vietnam, but also on other crucial issues of the day. When the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion came […]


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