Take, for example, the recent article in The Washington Post about a Texas teenager who gave birth to twins, ostensibly because of Texas’s burdensome abortion law. That means she’d pretty much decided to end the pregnancy before this desire was thwarted by the state of Texas. Twenty-eight percent of Americans say abortion should be legal in the second trimester compared to 60% in the first semester, according to FiveThirtyEight. “It’s really scary thinking that I wouldn’t have them” if she’d had the abortion, she says at one point. Yes, there are challenges that a post-Roe America presents, and people who have long worked to abolish abortion must put equal, if not more, energy into supporting pregnant women and their unplanned families.
Source: Washington Post June 23, 2022 03:16 UTC