Stigma and Resilience: Supporting Young Parents and Two Sides to the ‘Choice’ Coin

By October 23, 2015What's New

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Pro-choice activism is largely synonymous with efforts to support access to safe and affordable abortion services, or the right to choose if, when, and how often (if ever) to carry a pregnancy to term. Given recent political theatrics in Congress surrounding reproductive rights in the US, it makes sense that ‘choice’ is on the defensive. Our government almost shut down over Planned Parenthood’s funding, for Pete’s sake. So yes, we know why choice = abortion access, because abortion access is threatened.

But being pro-choice is more than supporting access to safe and affordable abortion services. A comprehensive reproductive justice framework is undergirded by respect and support for diverse sexualities, including and especially young people’s sexualities and sexual rights. Read more…