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Susan J. Demas: Can we find common ground on abortion after the Colorado Planned Parenthood shooting?

Like many people who consider themselves pro-choice, I've tried to find common ground with the other side for years.

I've known the joy of motherhood and the sorrow of miscarriage. And I've come out of the experience believing that women and their doctors should be trusted to make healthcare decisions. 

But truthfully, "pro-choice" and "pro-life" aren't accurate labels for many people. Abortion is an intensely personal issue. And for many, it's rather complicated.

We know that half of all pregnancies are unintended. Sometimes they end in abortion. Sometimes parents have kids they're unprepared for — and yes, tragically, sometimes they have children they don't really want. Sometimes it's a happy surprise for everyone.

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