Best argument I’ve heard in awhile for women’s bodily autonomy. Not sure where this originated (Thread) “Last night, I was in a debate about these new abortion laws being passed in red states. My son stepped in with this comment which was a show stopper.” (1/many)
I saw this story on Facebook first, and I have not been able to identify the original source, BUT ... This is the best explanation I’ve seen, recently, for women’s body autonomy and abortion rights. Please read it all. #MoreThanAVessel
That's a rate of four times the deaths for black women. Shameful. And, the US is the only industrialized nation with a rising maternal mortality rate. Pregnancy is not a whimor a lark, and women know this. When we choose abortion, we consider the whole story. #MoreThanAVessel
Forgive the incomplete list. Add your story. Abortion is healthcare. It's not sex, birth control, and or the foot stomping ability to decide without a man. It is our health, well being, and mortality we are talking about. We are #MoreThanAVessel Coming: -->
Want to regulate pregnancy and birth control? Can you #HandleTheTruth about what happens to a body during pregnancy? Birth control and abortion is not *just* about sex. If that is the only aspect you consider, frankly, you are ignorant, entitled, and immature. Let’s fix that:
Even if the Supreme Court were to overturn Roe v. Wade, women have more methods to avoid unwanted pregnancies, as well as safer, easier options for abortion than they did before the landmark case was decided in 1973. http://apne.ws/4ESxFqO
The apologist approach is not acceptable, @AP. The "it doesn't really matter as much as you think" message is ill conceived, offensive, and lazy. I don't accept it. I am #MoreThanAVessel. One's entire life can change, just with a pregnancy, never mind with a birth or a child.
20.Heartburn. 21.Nausea and throwing up. 22.A whole new organ is grown. *Extra points if you reply with its name and location.* This is WITHOUT complications & isn't a complete list. Yet, women keep working, working out, doing chores. Because women are #MoreThanAVessel. NEXT:
Reminder: an abortion ban with an exception for rape or incest is neither acceptable, nor is it a "middle-of-the-road" compromise. It is an immoral and radically far-right violation of basic human and constitutional rights, one that nearly 3/4 of Americans do not support.
If the unborn are “persons” with the rights that all persons enjoy, it’s indefensible to leave their fate to the states. If they aren’t persons, forcing women to carry them to term is slavery, forbidden by the Thirteenth Amendment.
The United States was named the most dangerous country in the developed world to deliver a baby. @USATODAY @laura_ungar on the troubling reasons #MCNH is often overlooked in our communities. #publichealth http://ow.ly/kEUq30mFVlQ
And as we've seen highlighted by Beyonce and Serena, black womens pain is even more likely to be dismissed. We need to change how our country and industry views pregnant, and women in general. They are far #morethanavessel