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Category Archives: Abortion

  1. Are Herbal Abortions Safe?

    An increasingly hostile abortion climate, bans in Texas, limitations on when and whether minors can have abortions, and little or no insurance funding for abortion have conspired to create a tragic reality: many pregnant people now attempt to self-induce their own abortions. In the wake of Texas’s 2018 abortion bans, 8% of women attempted to…

  2. Why Do Women Have Abortions?

    The Most Common Reasons Why Women Have Abortions The ongoing fight over abortion rights, especially in Texas, continues to frame abortion through the lens of people who will never have abortions. Media outlets continue to repeat lies about abortion, treating demonstrably false claims as just as valid as the right of birthing people to control…

  3. Being Abused? Get Help When Seeking an Abortion

    Physical and psychological abuse within a relationship top the list of reasons women seek abortions. And for a smaller fraction of children and young women, abuse is at the hands of their parents, in the form of incest or other sexual abuse. No one can force you into an abortion or stop you from having…

  4. Do I Have to Tell My Doctor I Had an Abortion?

    An abortion is a normal, common medical procedure that at least 25% of women have undergone. It’s also something your doctor will probably ask about if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are seeking routine gynecological care. Sadly, not all doctors are pro-choice, and some make their anti-choice feelings very clear to their…

  5. 5 Ways to Cope With Abortion Media Coverage

    Most people who have abortions feel relief, and abortion regret is almost unheard of. That doesn’t mean you’re required to feel good about your abortion, or that media coverage of abortion won’t feel triggering and upsetting. Stories about abortion routinely depict people who have abortions as, at best, lost and vulnerable, and at worst, murderous…

  6. How Long Does it Take to Recover From an Abortion?

    No matter how you feel about your abortion, you probably want to return to normal as soon as possible. Abortion is a safe medical procedure–much safer than giving birth–but like all surgery, it requires some recovery time. So just how long does it take to recover from an abortion before you feel normal? There’s no…

  7. Can a Man Stop an Abortion

    One of the great ironies of the so-called father’s rights movement is that it primarily focuses on taking rights away from mothers. There’s little push for fathers to take on more household duties, pay more child support to support their children, or help cover the costs of maternity care. So it should come as no…

  8. Who Should I Tell About My Abortion?

    In most workplaces, you wouldn’t think twice about telling your colleagues you were getting a cavity filled or your appendix removed. Abortion care is just as vital as these services–and less dangerous. Yet a dysfunctional political climate, hatred for women, and confusion about what abortion actually is have all conspired to push abortion underground. Though…

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