Sunday, April 21, 2013

Opposing Forces

On Figueroa Street there's a women's health clinic. When we walk past it, as we did yesterday on our way to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at USC, we come face to face with the two sides of the abortion debate. Abortions are still legal in this country, in spite of ongoing efforts of the right to whittle away at them in places where public sentiment and politics are on their side. You wouldn't think that would be the case in California, but even here in this bluest of states there are people so set against what they consider a mortal sin they stand on the corner and confront women dealing with a difficult decision. Wearing orange t-shirts and there to protect the women are young champions of the right to choose and defenders of safe, legal care.

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