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Thu Mar 1, 2018, 05:20 AM

No Choice


Although 59 percent of US adults say that abortion should be legal in all or most cases, it remains one of the most divisive issues in America: Not a week passes without headlines chronicling attempts at every level of government to deny or defend women’s reproductive rights.

Over the past five years, hundreds of incremental changes in state laws have slowly chipped away at women’s reproductive rights. And with the election of Donald Trump and the appointment of Neil Gorsuch to the US Supreme Court, we are closer than ever to the reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Yet in the months since Trump was elected and Republicans took control of all three branches of government, women (and men) have stepped up to be heard, from the very day after the inauguration, when millions marched in protest, to the current #MeToo moment, in which thousands are breaking their silence and speaking out about sexual harassment and abuse.

So, too, have women vehemently demonstrated against the latest attempts by conservatives to cut funding for Planned Parenthood and legislate further restrictions. Which is why we’re posting a new video series, NO CHOICE, to remind us just what the United States was like before abortion was legal, when abortions were dangerous, traumatic and often deadly, and how Roe v. Wade made a difference. Here, women share their personal stories. They’re speaking up to combat the stigma that still surrounds their choice, to remind people of the way things used to be and to bring awareness to the barriers that still exist, especially for poor women and women of color.

Listen to these brave women — and one male doctor — tell their stories, and think about what America would be like for men and women if Roe v. Wade were no longer the law of the land: if there were NO CHOICE.

"By the Numbers: Abortion in the US"
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Thu Mar 1, 2018, 07:56 AM

1. The GOP has their priorities reversed.

They love people to have guns and don't care how many people who have lives, family, friends, etc. are killed yet it is not OK to kill something that isn't even born yet. And once it it born it is up to a woman to provide healthcare, food, housing for a baby when she has no health insur and no job and no one to help care for the baby so she can find work. They have no concern for the pregnant woman (it's her fault of course) and if she dies from illegal abortions then that is God's punishment. They are misogynists while and to control women by keeping them barefoot and pregnant.

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