Hoping Mississippi WILL become the (only) abortion-free state.
Once upon a time, I was a young lady in Libya. Abortion is illegal there. The only way to get an abortion was if you were both rich and well connected. We lived in the slums and this was not the case.
Friends that could now never have a child.
Family who suffered from infection and permanent damage to their bodies.
I laid my sister to rest.
This is the result of inaccessible abortion. It doesn’t go away. Abortion being illegal doesn’t give any more support to those who need it, it doesn’t put money in the pockets of the impoverished pregnant person, it doesn’t cause someone to turn away from their hearts.
You may not find abortion ideal, but this is the reality of illegal abortion. There is undoubtedly someone in your life who has had an abortion. One in four will have had one by age 30. Think if instead if one in four people had to seek an illegal abortion or be forced to give birth to a child. Think of the injured and the dead. Think of the children left behind by people who died seeking an abortion, not being able to feed one. more. hungry. mouth. It makes me sick that this can happen here. I came here to get away from that.
I absolutely will not stand by and let this happen. Fuck that.