[Content Note: War on agency.]

I know Democrats hate saying the word abortion, because people who will never vote for them will continue to not vote for them if they say it, but seriously this is fucking ridiculous:

screen cap of the 'Statement by the President on the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade' reading: 'Today, we mark the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade, which affirmed a woman's freedom to make her own choices about her body and her health. The decision supports the broader principle that the government should not intrude on private decisions made between a woman and her doctor. As we commemorate this day, we also redouble our commitment to protecting these constitutional rights, including protecting a woman's access to safe, affordable health care and her right to reproductive freedom from efforts to undermine or overturn them. In America, every single one of us deserves the rights, freedoms, and opportunities to fulfill our dreams.'

When our ostensibly pro-choice President cannot even use the word "abortion" in a statement commemorating the Supreme Court ruling legalizing abortion, we are well and truly fucked.

The refusal to say the word aloud is not a neutral decision. It entrenches abortion stigma. Entrenching abortion stigma is fundamentally incompatible with being pro-choice.


Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus