Feminists Consider Dropping Abortion as a “Women’s Issue”


A Feministing blogger is done with abortion as a “women’s issue” (h/t Sister Toldjah):

Stop saying and stop thinking that abortion is a women’s issue.

That’s it. Pretty simple right? But incredibly important.

Cause, the thing is, it’s not just women that have abortions

Trans men have abortions. Gender queer people have abortions. Two spirit people have abortions. People who do not fit into the box of ‘woman’ have abortions.

Kevin, Carl, the clinic nurse will see you now.

Look, if you have a uterus and want to dress like a dude and call yourself Pierre, I’m happy to go along with it. No skin off my back. But once you’ve got your feet up in stirrups and the vacuum aspirator is whirring away, you ARE female no matter what your “gender identity” might be.

Still, you know what? I’m one hundred percent behind this new framing of the abortion issue. I’m sure it will go over great with the average pro-choicer. Good luck with that, ladies, two-spirits, and friends.

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