I support the right to privacy and women’s right to reproductive health. Women are capable of making their own decisions without interference from politicians who use this issue as a political playing card. The decision to have an abortion should be left to the woman, her family, her doctor and her faith. And, if a woman chooses to exercise her reproductive freedom by having an abortion, she should not be shamed or condemned.
If we truly desire to prevent unwanted pregnancies, we should invest in healthcare, education and job creation. We should provide access to birth control and age-appropriate sex education. We should also be able to have these difficult conversations and acknowledge that the issues are not black and white.