Both pro- and anti-choice activists often dwell on women’s reasons for abortion, even though they’re legally unimportant. Unfortunately, this discourse distracts from the real issue here, which is women’s basic right to bodily autonomy and self-determination.
Amanda’s Marcotte’s piece “Refuting Powers: Many Obstacles to Contraceptive Access” claimed that I wrote in a recent column that “contraception…may in fact cause abortion.” This is quite a doozy.
Kirsten Powers lambasts Planned Parenthood on the assumption that birth control is easy to get. My recent experiences having access to the pill blocked demonstrate that even for privileged women, it most definitely isn’t.