Topic: pro-choice

Texas Lawmakers Now Hope To Ban Pregnancy Terminations After Approximately 6 Weeks

Texas Lawmakers Now Hope To Ban Pregnancy Terminations After Approximately 6 Weeks

Don’t say “fuck Texas” and give up; support Texas’ women in the same way you would hope they would support you if your rights were the ones under attack. Don’t pretend this doesn’t exist; that’s what makes these types of bills go through almost unnoticed. It does exist, and it’s not going away unless we all collectively push against it. More »

What Are Some New Terms We Can Use Instead Of ‘Pro Choice’?

What Are Some New Terms We Can Use Instead Of 'Pro Choice'?

After years of tireless service to the women’s rights movement, it would seem that the term “pro choice” has outlasted its effectiveness. At least, according to its former BFF, Planned Parenthood, which is now seeking to distance itself from the term. “It’s a complicated topic and one in which labels don’t reflect the complexity,” said PP president Cecile Richards at a recent press conference. More »

I Am Pro-Choice, But I Wouldn’t Have An Abortion

I Am Pro-Choice, But I Wouldn’t Have An Abortion

I have always been pro-choice, and I can say with near certainly that I always will be. But my personal feelings about abortion haven’t always been so solid. There was a time when I believed I wouldn’t have to think twice about my choice, should I be faced with an unwanted pregnancy; now I’m pretty sure I could never have an abortion. But in debates over reproductive rights, there’s not a lot of understanding for women who share my views.

As a teen, I knew I had a lot to accomplish in life; I was pretty sure that having a baby was on the list, but I knew I didn’t want it to come before college, work, travel, and having some time to make careful choices about who I make babies with. That hasn’t changed—which is part of why I use one of the most statistically effective types of birth control available outside of tubal ligation. But should my IUD fail me (which, believe me: is a possibility that intermittently fuels my paranoia), I would likely be spending the next few months rearranging my life to get ready for a baby. More »