I Never Want To Be Pregnant, So I Fought My Doctors To Get My Tubes Removed — Here's What That Experience Was Like
My experience was frustrating beyond belief, but it was still somehow much easier than most other people in my position. I was approved for the surgery when I was 26, unmarried, and didn't have any children already; that's practically unheard of.
"There is no worse feeling than thinking you are not valued. You matter. Your health and life matter, too."
"I walked away feeling like I had somehow already failed at motherhood — before I had even tried to conceive."
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"I wonder if anti-abortion legislators can imagine what it’s like to watch a 14-year-old give birth while her abusive partner sits in the corner, to struggle to gain control of a massive hemorrhage or to watch a patient seize from preeclampsia."
In a victory for reproductive rights, many patients seeking medication abortion will no longer have to travel during the pandemic for care.
Abortion rights advocates have accused the states of political opportunism by using the pandemic to advance anti-abortion policies.
“A global pandemic is not an excuse to attack essential, time-sensitive medical procedures like abortion," said Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president of Planned Parenthood.