At every protest I attend, I see elderly women with signs saying things like, "I can't believe I'm still fighting for this." Indeed. Some people believe that since abortion is legal, it's fully protected--but that couldn't be further from the truth. There are restrictive policies on abortions in many states that make them hard to obtain, with some states even mandating mandatory vaginal ultrasounds, extra medical exams and costs and other restrictions on women. So many states have lost funding, or even had abortion doctors murdered, that women have to drive hours to even find a clinic.
And we still have people like Wendy Vitter, staunch anti-choice advocate, in positions of power to further impose restrictions. Trump is attempting to appoint Vitter as a District Judge for Eastern Louisiana right now. Click here to voice your opposition.
It's quite interesting how the people who say, "Hate guns? Don't buy one!" don't maintain their same rhetoric when it comes to abortion, a true medical decision that saves lives and should have nothing to do with politicians. Life is only sacred to them before it even exists; after that, it's fine to stand your ground.
What do you think we can do to finally make abortion a medical term and not a political one once and for all?
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