Why Being Pro-Choice Encompasses More Than Abortion

Fundamentally, being pro-choice is shorthand for saying that a woman—not her doctor, nor her priest, nor her state or federal legislator—is the person who should control her own body.

Agency. Bodily integrity. The right to choose whether and when to become a parent.

Forced sterilization that prevents someone from having a wanted pregnancy is as abhorrent as forcing someone to carry an unwanted pregnancy to term by restricting access to abortion.

If this story about sterilization without consent is true … this is simply horrifying to contemplate. There are allegations that a signed consent form exists. Hard to know what to think about this specific case, not knowing the facts.

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