The line connecting sexual assault with denial of control over pregnancy and birth is short: Both are abuses of power in which an individual or the state denies a person’s human right to bodily autonomy.
By providing information, legal advice, and emotional support, self-managed abortion activists are paving a way for a new future of reproductive rights, one where information is the most powerful tool for ensuring bodily autonomy.
"We want to save Roe v. Wade, abortion access is so important for women and people in general, the second reason we came out was saving the Affordable Care Act and we also wanted to highlight the importance of saving our democracy and ensuring that Mueller's investigation is to continue," Woods said.
The unnecessarily strict regulations surrounding medication abortion are just another example of the blatant disregard for scientific evidence in our political system.
Non-violent civil disobedience is a peaceful refusal to comply with laws as a form of political protest; it has a long tradition within civil and human rights movements.
Sign-making is a necessity for any rally, and it’s an activity that can be done offsite. In thinking of smart alternative activities, parents can put the safety of their children first while also supporting the child’s wish to participate in a cause.