During this thought-provoking hour, Marianne invites callers to share their personal beliefs on abortion. Marianne believes abortion should be legal, but not easy-on-demand. She proposes a system of "speed bumps," where a woman would have to attend three completely neutral counseling sessions (no deviation from the script) where all her options would be carefully explained to her. If at the end of those three sessions, she still chose to have an abortion then the process would be legal. Marianne feels that this 1) keeps abortion safe and legal, and 2) serves society's right to make a stand for conscience and reflection regarding such an important and critical decision.
Printed from Oprah.com on Thursday, December 12, 2013