As sad as it is, we still live in a world where the laws about women’s reproduction rights are made by men who have never and will never experience pregnancy or childbirth.
Numerous anti-abortion legislation were introduced in the US and the world in the past year, and they force women to go through pregnancy and childbirth regardless if it’s healthy for them, so we firmly belive that women who actually experience pregnancy and childbirth should have more say in such legislations.
Based on a recent poll by Gallup, 53 percent of women in the US idenfity as ‘pro-choice’, wihle 43 percent identify as ‘pro-life’. However, a recent Twitter thread shows how actual experience can change your views.
Namely, writer Jennifer Wright recently called women to ‘raise their hands if pregnancy and childbirth has only made them more pro-choice’. The responses came flooding in right away, and you can check out some of them for yourself below.
Raise your hand if pregnancy and childbirth only made you *more* pro-choice.
— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) September 1, 2021
Many women shared their stories of how childbirth, pregnancy, or childrearing has either firmed up their pro-choice stance or turned them from pro-life to pro-choice:
I had a kid at 30 as a single mom. And when I got pregnant again at 40, one night stand, I had an abortion. No regrets. Not one. Prochoice, prochild, promom.
— Mamalove ❤ (@maraomaude) September 1, 2021
What people don’t understand is late-term abortions are WANTED BABIES and it is HEARTBREAKING when a mother/parents have to make that decision. Stop making it even harder.
— Kat 🐬✨ (@DamnYouVodka) September 1, 2021
Yes. Had a still born at 27 weeks. Only specialists who could do the procedure were abortionists. Even in my blue state, there are only 2 who can do 3rd trimester evacuations because we’ve made being an abortionist so deadly, so few gyns ever get the training.
— blackademthick (@blackademthicc) September 1, 2021
My six miscarriages made me extra hardcore pro choice. I hate when pro birthers say that abortions are a slap in the face to women with fertility issues. No they’re not. They have nothing to do with each other.
— Dr. Laika the Space Dog (@MMendlowPhD) September 1, 2021
It really hit home that every pregnancy is life threatening.
— Sadie (@ItIsSadie) September 1, 2021
This! I was mega anti-choice before I ever had a family. After having a child, fine pregnancy & birth even, but I was like, “oh I get it now. This is hard and shouldn’t be forced on someone.” 🤷🏼♀️ will never support a party now that is only pro-birth, not actually pro-life.
— Holly McClain (@divahen) September 1, 2021