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Abortion Is Healthcare And Healthcare Is A Human Right

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If we want to advocate for reproductive justice, the central argument we need to be making is this.

People have many different reasons for seeking an abortion.

It is not enough to believe that abortion should be permitted only in dire circumstances, such as…

… rape, incest, or when the continuation of pregnancy threatens the life of the pregnant person.

Abortion is part of the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare.

Abortion is not a lack of an option. It is one of many options, and we should trust people to choose what is right for them and their situation.

Aishat Olatunde, Philadelphia (The Washington Post)
The writer is a fellow with Physicians for Reproductive Health

If we want to advocate for reproductive justice around the world the central argument we need to be making is:

Abortion is healthcare and healthcare is a human right.

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