First I am a man who some years ago agreed with my wife that we could not at the time properly care for a child and that an abortion was in the best interest of all. It was of course more painful in every way for her than it was for me. I will always feel some guilt. But I think we must confront the reality that women have and will at times need safe and legal abortion services and in my opinion we must take a pragmatic nuts-and-bolts approach. My main concern in this area and also in the areas of political dissent and human rights is pain. We need regulations that, if there is the possibility of fetal pain, prescribe medical procedures - anesthesia - which must be used to eliminate that pain, just as we must do everything we can to put an end to the practice of torture on this earth.
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