Reproductive Justice

The decision whether to have an abortion should be left to the woman and her doctor without interference from anyone, especially the government. Most Americans do not favor overturning Roe v Wade.

I don’t use the term ‘pro-life’ because I’ve found that most people who call themselves pro-life are really just anti-abortion. Being pro-life means supporting all life by supporting universal healthcare for a lifetime. To be truly pro-life, you would work toward an economy where millions of children wouldn’t go to bed hungry. They are hungry because of the upward redistribution of wealth in our Economy. THAT is pro-life, pro all life, all ages.

Often children born when the mother would have chosen abortion are subjected to poverty and can be unloved. Studies have shown that when abortion is abolished, crime rates rise 18-20 years later.

We can reduce the need for abortions by providing early, science-based sex education as well as access to birth control. Studies show that these programs result in much lower abortion rates. In addition, abstinence-only education does not work according to a number of studies, one of which is here. If you care about reducing the number of abortions, do not promote only abstinence education.