Erica shares -
"I see people say things like "I'm not pro abortion but I am pro a woman's choice to make that decision" or something to that effect. At first, I agreed with it, I think it's a pretty decent sentiment. But I've been thinking more and more about it and I've changed my mind. I *am* PRO abortion. I'm 100% for access to the ability to terminate a pregnancy. I'm for women getting safe and legal abortions when they make the very personal choice to do so. I'm PRO abortion for women who have been raped, for women who have an abusive partner, for women who aren't ready to have a child, for women who don't want another child, for women who have already had abortions. For ALL women to have an abortion if they choose one, I'm ALL for that.
I also see people say things like "no one is throwing a party when they have an abortion" or "it's a sad decision to make" or something like that. But you know what? Maybe not always. Why do we need to know or try to control the feelings of a woman who decides to terminate her pregnancy? Is it only okay for a woman to get an abortion if it makes her sad? Should she be wallowing in guilt and shame for the rest of her life? It's not my place to know or say how a woman should feel when she terminates a pregnancy or any time after that. I've known plenty of women who have had abortions. I've read many stories of women who have had abortions. I've never been in a position to choose abortion for myself, but if I needed or wanted to, I wouldn't feel guilty about it. I will always defend and fight for a woman's right to choose what to do with her body."