…they have been getting ‘unpregnant.’ From a recent Frank Bruni op-ed (boldface mine):
He has thought a lot about how customs, laws and religion do and don’t jibe with women’s actions and autonomy.
“In all centuries, through all history, women have ended pregnancies somehow,” he said. “They feel so strongly about this that they will attempt abortion even when it’s illegal, unsafe and often lethal.”
It is time advocates for safe and legal abortion embrace and fully accept a simple reality: the termination of pregnancy is as an essential part of female biology as pregnancy is. We must jetison the typical language of “Well, it’s the least worst option”, but that access to abortion is a moral good, as Reverend Katherine Ragsdale notes:
And when a woman becomes pregnant within a loving, supportive, respectful relationship; has every option open to her; decides she does not wish to bear a child; and has access to a safe, affordable abortion — there is not a tragedy in sight – only blessing. The ability to enjoy God’s good gift of sexuality without compromising one’s education, life’s work, or ability to put to use God’s gifts and call is simply blessing.
Amen selah to that.