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Alex Watson: Banning abortion is just yet another way to control women

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I’ve reached the age where the idea of pregnancy no longer causes panic.

We flew through the Four Weddings and a Funeral stage – taking turns to be brides and bridesmaids, sometimes in comically quick succession – and now, suddenly, my friends are having babies. So many babies.

And, don’t get me wrong, they’re very cute. But they’re making me feel rather old.

It doesn’t seem like 10 minutes since I was hiding out in a public toilet, still a teenager, staring unflinchingly at a plastic test and praying silently to a deity I didn’t believe in. It was a false alarm, in the end, but they don’t call it a pregnancy “scare” for nothing.

At university, we girls counselled each other through late periods and swapped notes over different methods of contraception. We were called promiscuous – or........

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