Imagine if we talked more about how abortion makes parenting possible.
59 percent of abortion patients have already given birth. What would happen if we reimagined motherhood to center this fact?
The more I thought about this offensive origin story I had created for myself, the angrier I got. So I started to do something about it.
This Mother's Day, I'll be celebrating all that my abortions gave me: my daughter, motherhood on my terms, and freedom from harm.
Inaccessible reproductive health care and a lack of supportive policies for parents have left them all in a choiceless vacuum.
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I knew I wanted to be a parent—but not until I felt fully ready and had the support I needed to thrive.
Mother's Day or not, society will always "celebrate" my decision to continue a pregnancy. My decision to have an abortion? Not so much.
I didn’t always want to be a mother. It’s a truth I don’t feel like I need to continue to hide.
This is something worth celebrating—it’s also reproductive justice, actualized.