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Hurray for A.B. joining!

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A.B. is A-mazing. Love, love, love. Welcome, A.B.!!

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We former republicans need all the help we can get. I am afraid we've passed the tipping point but we welcome you.

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Tremendous job adding A.B. Stoddard. One of the most thoughtful voices out there. Bulwark really has assembled a team of All Stars. If I am going drinking I would want Tim Miller in the crew. For a nice dinner discussion no one better than A.B. and Sarah

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Hello AB ! For ages, I have asked myself why you are not a regular Bulwark person ! So happy to know you are on the team ! You add so much to the conversation and dialogue. Looking forward to hearing more from you. Barbara

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It's great to have A.B. Stoddard join The Bulwark! I've admired her reporting and analysis for a long time.

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Re: Elon. As a Jewish person I find his attacks on the ADL alarming...very alarming. Like Tiki-Torch-Nazis-Marching-in-Charlottesville level of alarming.

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I couldn’t find a way to comment on your podcast ep with Will Saladin this morning so I’m leaving this heat.

I was SO upset after your tirade on abortion this morning but waited to comment before I said something that would be fobbed off as just left leftist women getting upset again.

You know women do talk to each other about this but in the US (I’m Australian) the misinformation around this is staggering as you correctly alluded too.

But YOU have a soapbox and reach. Instead of getting mad at us women why not interview someone with real knowledge about this subject and the correct statistics at her fingertips? Molly Jong Fast has interviewed the excellent Danika Severine Wynn, the VP of Planned Parenthood’s Abortion Access a few times and she’s a wonderful interviewee.

On a personal note I do wish that men and people past the age where fertility/pregnancy issues are relevant would just TRUST women on this one. No one in my group of friends who’ve had abortions by choice have ever made that decision lightly (and I’d hazard a guess most of those are well within the first trimester) and many of us have gone on to have problematic pregnancies later in life where a second trimester abortion was the only medical solution available to potentially save our lives or future fertility.

I think a lot of confusion comes from the use of the word ‘abortion’ for both the choice to abort a pregnancy and the medical/surgical procedure to terminate either an unviable/deceased foetus/baby. The fact that they are called the same thing seems to be the main reason that has people howling about how pro choice people are just aborting babies thoughtlessly because they changed their minds in the second/third trimester.

I have had both. Early abortions twice when contraception failed when I was too young and in relationships whereby my partners expected that outcome too upon hearing the scary news. I’ve also had several surgical and medical abortions when ivf went wrong and my babies didn’t make it. All decisions weren’t made lightly and were made in consultation with my medical carers (including a psychologist). One of my babies died at week 15 and had I lived somewhere where abortion was restricted to first trimester I wonder what the outcome would have been?

I’m not sharing my history for fun, I’m trying to show that it’s such a nuanced subject and that if we just trusted women and their healthcare providers there would be a whole lot less women facing dreadful outcomes. Sadly the fear mongering around this issue in the US has given licence to the far right in Australia to try and make this an issue here in Australia where gradually abortion has been de-criminalised by the States since 1998 with the last State to do this in 2022.

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Love Kara Swisher's review!

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YESSSSSSSSSSSS, A.B.

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I heard the section in today’s podcast about Pres Biden. What I can tell you is that I do stuff like that, and my cognition is fine. I’m older, frequently tired because older people don’t have the stamina they had 20 years earlier, and mess up my old movie quotes all the time. Look, I wish he could glide gracefully into the role of elder statesman. But show me alternatives and I’ll push for him to retire. Until then, get off his back about aging. Because I’ve cared for elderly, demented patients. He isn’t even close.

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What great news about A.B.! The Bulwark never fails to exceed my expectations on the talent you are bring into the fold. I’ll make a pledge right now to be #bulwarkplusforever

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Well, that's bloody marvellous news, isn't it, eh? When Will Saletan was cleverly and no doubt seductively persuaded to join The Bulwark, it was terrific news indeed. And now the formidable, the splendid, the magnificent A.B. Stoddard! Happy days! Not going to let the smile fade today, no matter what. You're all to be congratulated and that includes A.B., who is equally astute in recognizing the absolutely not-to-be-passed-up nature of this opportunity. The worm is turning, my friends. Slowing, its true, but turning nevertheless. Thanks for making my day.

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I'm so excited that AB will be a full-time contributor. I look forward to her incitful take on the latest news.

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A.B. has long been a favorite. Welcome to The Bulwark! Looking forward to your insight in my inbox.

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One word for AB joining Bulwark:

Yaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy!!!!!!

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