Happy anniversary, Roe vs. Wade.
I've never had to avail myself of the medical and psychological safe harbor afforded by legal abortion. I hope you never have to, either.
But if you find you are pregnant in a time or circumstance where
having a child is wrong for you, I
hope you will be thankful for the tireless work of Planned Parenthood, the National Organization for Women, and so many others who have guaranteed your right to choose.
Your best choice, of course, is to choose wisely. Don't get "in trouble."
Stay out of unstable relationships. Make enough money to provide for an unexpected family... especially if amniocentesis shows that you may be carrying genetically damaged goods.
Oh, wait. These are not choices you can always reasonably make?
Then do whatever you can to protect your right to choose abortion.
Yeah. Abortion. Say it out loud.
Icky word. Icky choice.
Let's call it reproductive freedom.
Let's choose it. Let's protect it.