Hey there anonymous multitudes! I wondered, would you be interested in helping me raise funds for abortion access? I thought I’d ask.
I’m participating in the National Abortion Access Bowl-A-Thon and I would be greatly honored if you would donate to the cause. Here’s my pitch: Reproductive rights are human rights. Until all women–particularly low-income women and women of color–have access to basic bodily integrity and the right to control their own bodies, well… I imagine people will just keep fighting. ‘Cause it’s ethical to do so! So, if you can, any aid would be very much appreciated.
“By the age of forty-four, eighty-five percent of all women in the United States bring life into the world. By nearly the same age, approximately one third of women, most of them mothers, will have had an abortion. If “pro-choice” advocates keep responding to efforts to re-criminalize abortion only by arguing for the legality of abortion, then we accept a narrow image of women as “people who have abortions” rather than as people who sometimes have abortions and far more often have children and take responsibility for raising them and caring for them and the homes they live in.” -Lynn Paltrow