Dear Gloria Steinem, I Am Pro-Abortion. Sincerely, Liss.

Maggie Mallon at Glamour: Gloria Steinem: It's 'Ridiculous' to Say That Someone Is 'Pro-Abortion'.
On Tuesday [Gloria Steinem] spoke at Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio's centennial gala and fundraiser, where was greeted by about 40 demonstrators outside of the event who were protesting the women's health care organization (said one 19-year-old woman: "[Steinem] is in there helping Planned Parenthood raise money to kill more human beings"). Prior to Tuesday's gala, both Steinem and Planned Parenthood were blasted by the antiabortion group Ohio Right to Life: Steinem was called a "radical pro-abortion icon" and the health care provider was labeled "dehumanizing."

But despite the protests, Steinem was nonplussed.

"If they supported me, I'd know I was doing something wrong," Steinem told the AP, referring to the antichoice group. "It's obviously ridiculous to say somebody is 'pro-abortion.' Nobody wakes up in the morning and says, 'I think I'll have an abortion. It's a pleasurable experience.' The question is not pro-abortion or antiabortion, the question is who makes the decision: a woman and her physician, or the government."
I understand what Steinem was trying to say—that no person wants to be in the position of needing an abortion.

But that is not what she said. She said: "It's obviously ridiculous to say somebody is 'pro-abortion.'"

Well, call me obviously ridiculous, then, because I am pro-abortion.

And to be frank, in an era in which Democratic leaders are talking about abortion access as a negotiable policy, I will say even more loudly that I am pro-abortion.

No matter how obviously ridiculous anyone may think my position to be.

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