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Mitch, I really enjoyed reading this. I, too, went to the pro-life marches with my parents as a child. When I started taking Women's Studies classes in college, balancing this deeply held belief in the sacredness of all life - even that of an unborn child, with my budding feminism was the cause of much anguish. I struggled to find pro-life feminists. It hadn't really occured to me as a youngster that abortion was a women's rights issue, it was just never presented to me that way. It was clear cut - should we, or should we not allow the killing of babies. With that still resonating in my head it is still hard for me to identify as pro-choice, although that is what I am. I like what Obama has said about creating a culture where abortions are less neccessary. A culture that values motherhood - even single motherhood.