"My Abortion"

[Content Note: Hostility to agency; reproductive coercion; loss of wanted pregnancies; anti-choice harassment; disablism.]

Via Syreeta, New York Magazine's current cover story features 26 women telling their stories about having abortions. It is a powerful read, making quite plain that there is no one abortion story, no one type of woman who chooses abortion. The collection of their stories also lays bare the incredible roadblocks that state legislatures have imposed to limit access to abortion—and underlines that such disincentives do not work. They do not deter abortion-seeking people; they merely cause unnecessary harm.

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