Monday, April 13, 2009


Marcy Bloom on Jacob Appel’s call for an Abortion Pride Movement (my emphasis):
Of course, we don't live in that world yet. Like Appel, describing abortion as safe, legal, and rare" has always deeply offended me...the rare part, that is. Should women be rare? Should our sexuality and sexual expression be rare? Should abortion providers be rare? (They already are.) Should sexual activity be rare? It is, of course, unwanted pregnancy that needs to be rare. Unfortunately, due to misogynistic beliefs and policies, it isn't. As a result, there needs to be as many safe, legal, accessible, funded, and compassionate abortions as women freely chose.
Yes, misogynistic beliefs and policies are what make unwanted pregnancies so frequent. It has nothing to do with people who don't want to have children having sexual intercourse without using contraceptives or using them inconsistently.

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