Pro-Choice supporters try to block Pro-Life demonstrators in front of the Supreme Court during the annual March for Life on the anniversary of the historic Roe v. Wade Supreme Court ruling in Washington, USA on January 27, 2017. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Gather up the teenagers in your house and introduce them to activism on an issue that will have a real effect on their lives.
And don’t just take the girls…
As this great article states: “What we too seldom hear is that men should also tell their abortion stories. We need to hear from the man who was able to stay in college, the man who did not become a single parent to two daughters after his wife died during a complicated pregnancy, the man whose uninterrupted research while a graduate student yielded a lifesaving cancer treatment and the man whose family did not become homeless during a stretch of unemployment — all because their partners had access to safe and legal abortion. Mathematically speaking, millions of men have such stories. The one-in-four women who have had an abortion did not get pregnant on their own.“
Because men have also benefited from safe and legal abortion, for the reasons listed above and for the safety of the women they love, there should be more on the front lines defending it.
So bring in the teenage boys! Bring in the boyfriends! Bring in the husbands! Have them all write postcards alongside the women in their lives. This is about all of us.
- How Roe v. Wade changed the lives of American women for the better. (good)
- Here’s what life was like for American women in America before Roe v. Wade (dailybeast)
- Men should worry about the future of Roe v. Wade too. (Wapo)
- Let’s talk about my abortion and yours. (NYTimes)