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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's Not Always About Abortion

Take a minute to read this AMAZING piece by Pamela Merritt from RH Reality Check. Titled, "Reproductive Choice: It's Not Always About Abortion," Merritt tells her story about dealing with uterine fibroids and how her experience shaped her views on choice. This piece is a much-needed reminder for all of us - pro-choicers included - that people have different beliefs, feelings, and experiences when it comes to the many aspects of reproductive health. We need to trust women to make the best health decisions for themselves and respect those decisions.

Merritt says:

"That’s what choice is all about, having the ability to partner with a doctor to make decisions that are right for the individual. That doesn’t mean those decisions would be right for someone else, but that’s the point lots of people missed. This was about my health and my uterine fibroids."

Kudos to Merritt for hitting the nail on the head when it comes to expressing our views on the true meaning of reproductive freedom and justice. Read the full story here.


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