Do women feel guilt after having an abortion? No, mainly relief | Suzanne Moore

Most women dont regret their decision to have a termination and that outlook could help us protect reproductive rights, writes Suzanne Moore Women know themselves! Shock! Women can make the right decisions about their own bodies. Isnt that amazing? Though I and most of my friends who have had abortions know this, I guess thats just anecdata. You cant trust women when they tell you that the main feeling was relief and that they didnt really want a load of counselling about adoption or to wait another few weeks. Still, try to overturn Roe v Wade. Meanwhile, in the UK, anti-choice types focus on time limits. We can never be complacent about our rights. The myths the anti-choice brigade promulgate …

The Clinic Revolutionizing Care for Women Who Want Babiesand Women Who Dont

Ive had one abortion, three miscarriages, one ectopic pregnancy, and two live births. To GOP politicians, including and most notably the president of the United States, that means Im worthy of one high-priced condominium in hell, three episodes of unfettered compassion, one state-mandated and medically impossible surgery, and, even though theyre the so-called party of family values, two joyful reminders that I live in a country that refuses to mandate paid family leave, equal pay, universal childcare, universal pre-K, and a seat at the political table. But it also means Ive been forced to procure necessary reproductive health care from a variety of establishments and via a number of doctors. Ive seen two separate OB-GYNs for the birth of both …