Why abortion rights are fundamental


Abortion saved my life.

The money quote: “My two kids at home almost lost their mother because
someone decided that my life was worth less than that of a fetus that
was going to die anyway. My husband had told them exactly what my
regular doctor said, and the ER doctor had already warned us what
would have to happen. Yet none of this mattered when confronted by the
idea that no one needs an abortion. You shouldn’t need to know the
details of why a woman aborts to trust her to make the best decision
for herself. I don’t regret my abortion, but I would also never use my
situation to suggest that the only time another woman should have the
procedure is when her life is at stake. After my family found out I’d
had an abortion, I got a phone call from a cousin who felt the need to
tell me I was wrong to have interfered with God’s plan. And in that
moment I understood exactly what kind of people judge a woman’s
reproductive choices.”


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