Today is the annual anti choice march, offensively called the March for Life.
If you identify with the so-called “pro-life” movement in the United States then you support an organization advancing beliefs based on lies. This is fact.
The forced birth movement, which is what they should be a called by anyone in the press who cares about facts, advances lies about IUDs being abortifacients and varies lies about abortion safety. For example, the forced birth movement has advanced the idea that abortion causes breast cancer (wrong), that abortion causes depression (nope again), and that it is risky (it is safer than pregnancy by a long shot).
They also support laws that force doctors to lie about abortion safety to women and of course they want to make abortion illegal. Making abortion illegal only makes safe abortion illegal. This is also fact. If laws prevented abortions there would not be 20 million unsafe abortions annually.
The forced birth movements supports forced ultrasound laws even though viewing an ultrasound does not change the mind of women who have a high decision certainly regarding abortion.
There are ways to reduce abortion, so if someone actually wanted to call themselves pro-life they’d be working on ways to expand access to IUDs and comprehensive sex education. reduce poverty, and prevent domestic violence. What are the chances we’ll see creative signs for those today from marchers?
Everything the forced birth movement does hurts women, so they are the opposite of feminism.
Mandatory delays, ultrasound laws, and laws about admitting privileges all reduce access and raise the cost, which contributes to delays as women make increasing complicated plans for travel and need more time to raise money not only for the procedure itself, but for the travel arrangements. Even though abortion is still safer than pregnancy, with each passing week the risk of complications rises and so these laws directly hurt women.
The risk of death in pregnancy is greater than the risk of death from an abortion. If 100,000 women decide to keep their pregnancy 8.8 will die. If 100,000 women have an abortion 0.6 will die.
In countries with no abortion or limited access to abortion because of geography, not enough clinics, or poverty women get very sick and many die from their unsafe attempts at abortion. Approximately 5 million women are hospitalized each year because of unsafe abortions. The March for Life literally wants this to happen. They want women to be maimed and die. That is the consequence of restrictive laws. That is fact.
No one is marching in support of life today, they are marching for lies.
Call them out for exactly what they are, people who actively seek laws that willl lead to women dying from unsafe abortions. They are people who think is it fine for a woman to shove a stick in her uterus or drink bleach or bleed to death on her bedroom floor. As long as she dies quiety it will be okay.