There’s sure to be an exciting football game in this week’s episode of Friday Night Lights, but it’s the outcome of Becky’s pregnancy, not the game, that I’ll be interested in tonight. And I'll be rooting for an abortion.
To me, trusting women means working for a world in which not only a woman's decision about whether to continue a pregnancy but also the meaning she ascribes to that choice are entirely hers alone--free of barriers and judgment.
To keep attracting young people to the movement, relying on the fear of a return to a harrowing past isn't enough. And it minimizes the essential work that is yet to be done in order to achieve true reproductive justice.
I really believe that no matter how many legal battles are won, until we can talk about our experiences with abortion, it will remain stigmatized, inaccessible to many women, and constantly under threat.