Oklahoma passes a law to ban abortion at fertilization and if you think contraception is safe, you should know that many popular birth control methods are considered abortifacients by these far-right extremists. Oklahoma’s law sets the stage for outlawing contraception.
Mitch McConnell and other replications have their sights on a nationwide abortion ban. Even Forbes is talking about it. Laws and systems to track pregnancies are being put in place in Poland. But it couldn’t happen here, right? Far-right Republicans are not above co-opting misogynistic practices in other countries. Healthcare providers have been breaking patient confidentiality to report people who have had miscarriages to the authorities IN THE UNITED STATES. While these cases most often are dismissed, the women serve time. You know who they target, right? Those socially and economically disadvantaged.
I would like to say that there is good news. There isn’t yet. Feel free to comment with some. In the meantime, it would not be alarmist to say, every election is critical to reproductive freedom.
Our #abortionstories are important.
- This essay is written with energy and vitality by a not-so-Godless Feminist.
- This essay takes the long view, beautifully capturing the inner thoughts of the writer before and during the abortion and the impact on her life.
- Stigma about abortion and the resulting shame hurts. This moving essay focuses on the writer’s steps to break through the shame and tell her story.
- This writer was in the right place at the right time. Access to reproductive healthcare shouldn’t be a matter of luck.