An unedited rant about anti-abortion activists and white feminists
Anti-abortion activists and white feminists feast while insisting scarcity is the norm.
What a week.
I don’t think I’ve talked to anyone who hasn’t experienced some sort of fallout from things they’ve said - in conversation or in a post online - since news broke about Roe v. Wade. (Hi! I am also people who have experienced fallout from things they’ve said!) The details vary but the themes remain the same. A pretty good example comes from a reader who emailed me after a hard conversation with her mom. I’m sharing an excerpt from her email with permission:
“I tried to explain to my mom that there aren’t really fewer abortions when abortion is illegal. Abortions just become more dangerous and happen later. I thought maybe she didn’t know! If they’re going to happen, don’t we want them to be safe and to happen as early as they can? But she knew all that. She still thinks it should be illegal, even in the case of rape. So it seems like she just wants to hide it. Because if it’s illegal it will be mostly hidden. She’s not for more spending for birth control or reproductive education. She’s also not for more social spending to help mothers and children. And so I told her she’s not really against abortion, she’s against being honest about abortion.”