Despite what former Glamour editor says, abortion doesn’t make life better

Live Action News | 7/6/2018 | Cassy Fiano
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Since Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, it has given pro-lifers a glimmer of hope that Roe v. Wade may finally be overturned — and abortion advocates are panicking. They’ve begun to argue that Roe can’t be overturned, emphasizing the supposed importance of abortion for women. One of the most troubling examples comes from Cindi Leive, who has built herself an impressive resume in the publishing world, working as editor-in-chief for both Glamour and Self magazines, as well as a senior fellow at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg Center and a a Board Member at the International Women’s Media Foundation.

And all of this, according Leive’s op-ed in the New York Times, was made possible because of abortion.

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Leive is married with two children, and when she left her job at Glamour last year, she had grown the magazine’s audience by millions, racking up multiple awards. But along the way, she also frequently advocated for abortion in the pages of her magazine; this, though, was evidently not enough. In her op-ed, she bemoaned the fact that she hadn’t spoken publicly about her own abortion.

Leive’s mother was dying of cancer when she went to college. While there, she was intoxicated one night and had unprotected sex. Seven weeks later, she had an abortion.

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Leive attempts to create mythical a world where she must now live in fear of pro-lifers, because it might be “dangerous” to talk about her past abortion. “[A]s the extreme and often violent anti-abortion movement in this country began to build steam, it also began to feel riskier to speak up,” she wrote, adding, “[o]ver the past few years, the attacks on reproductive rights have come fast and furious — 51 clinics closed nationally just between 2011 and 2014; in about 90 percent of American counties there are...
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