Let’s be real: pretty much anyone who isn’t a cisgender man has long had their bodily autonomy systematically threatened.
But, over the last several months, it has become increasingly apparent just how far politicians are willing to go to control and prevent access to [reproductive] health care and services.
In the United States — as in many other countries in the world — the powers that be have been tireless in their attempts to put up roadblocks to deny safe access to abortion and reproductive health care services.
But today’s current administration has taken these already grave circumstances to new heights with a steady bombardment of fake news and science, increased stigma, threats to the Affordable Care Act, and widespread religious extremism aimed at preventing progress in this sphere.
Today, on International Safe Abortion Day, we at Everyday Feminism want to take the opportunity to highlight the important issue of abortion access — something that poses a grave threat to millions of people, especially women of color, immigrants, and people from low-income backgrounds.
Below is a new video by Lady Parts Justice League that breaks down many of the myths around abortion, specifically the abortion pill.
Abortion has been historically demonized, but now, with growing threats to reproductive health, the stakes are higher than ever. We must rise to the occasion and ensure that everyone can gain access to safe abortions and reproductive care when and if they need it.
The Editors at Everyday Feminism
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To learn more, check out:
- How We Know ‘Pro-Life’ People Don’t Actually Care About Reducing Abortions
- Why We Need Gender Neutral Language for Abortion Access
- 7 Ways to Practice Self-Care Around Your Abortion
Lady Parts Justice League (LPJL) is a coven of hilarious badass feminists who use humor and pop culture to expose the haters fighting against reproductive rights. They believe if there is not laughter, dancing, and sexy time in your revolution, you need to fix that. LPJL has helped send 2,901 postcards to clinics, created 118 original videos, and visited 36 clinics throughout the U.S. You can follow their work on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Tumblr.