Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL, is expecting twins. Which gives her the opportunity to address those who imagine some tension between that and her work. She hears people say:
‘Now you know what it’s like, so there’s no way you can stay in your position and continue to do this work.’ As though as soon as you get pregnant, you abandon any previous sense that you had around a woman’s right to choose to terminate a pregnancy.
Valerie Tarico explains that part of why she is for abortion is the daughter she otherwise would not now have:
All around us, living breathing and loving are the chosen children of mothers who waited — who ended an ill-timed or unhealthy pregnancy and then later chose to carry forward a new life.
Refinery29 interviews a doctor who provides abortions in the deep south.