staying off women's reproductive rights

Bash
Posted December 18, 2019 from Ghana

People will be pestering women about not having babies or getting pregnant as if it is a sin not to. We need to build a culture where everyone's reproductive right is respected and protected. As a mother of two, I still get these unfortunate comments passed at me. It doesn't matter that people do not know I had miscarriages. What matters is how society re-orient that it is not a sin rather, what is a sin is causing trigger attacks with these unsavory comments about our bodies. people need to understand that, it is not right to emotionally traumatize women for their decisions.

I wish for a day this will be over!

 

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Hello, Bash,

Welcome to World Pulse! It is such a joy that a new voice from Ghana is rising up.

I agree that society need to judge women quickly on her choices including her reproductive rights.

Thank you for sharing. Please continue to write more so we can get to know you and connect with you.

Welcome again to our sisterhood!

Bash
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Thanks for the words. I really appreciate and I am happy to connect with you all.

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

You’re welcome, dear sister. We are happy you’re here. Have a great weekend!

Anita Shrestha
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Thank you for sharing

Bash
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Welcome!

Lisbeth
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Dearest Bash,
You say it again :-). They will not stop interfering into others person lives haha :-).
Congratulations on your first post. You do have an amazing day and am still waiting for for your inbox :-).
Take good care of yourself.
Lizzy

Bash
Dec 19, 2019
Dec 19, 2019

Thank you Sister

Jill Langhus
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Hello Bash,

Welcome to World Pulse! Oh, this resonates with me. I had so many people bugging me to have children, especially my mother-in-law for years, bugging me. I totally agree! It's not my business to tell others how to live their lives, and I expect the same in return. Wow! You still get comments? That doesn't even make sense. You may not want more. It may not be in your current child's interest, or your family as a unit. You may not be able to afford it. The planet doesn't need loads of children. I hear you on the miscarriages, too. They're very painful experiences that people can't seem to relate to unless they've gone through it. Keep speaking up, dear.

I'm looking forward to seeing more stories from you and learning more about what you're passionate about.

Hope you're well and having a great day!

Bash
Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

Hi Jill,
Society has not changed when it comes to their expectations of women and their reproductive rights. Thank you for the welcome and comments.

in sisterhood

Jill Langhus
Dec 25, 2019
Dec 25, 2019

Hi there:-)

Yes, sadly:-( You're very welcome:-)

XX

lizzymark
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Wow what a perspective sis, I've been there before and till date some people still ask me why am not willing to give birth again. Thanks for shearing, its really an issue to look into.

Bash
Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

How sad that people doesn't care about women's health.

Paulina Nayra
Dec 20, 2019
Dec 20, 2019

Dear Bash,
This is really cultural. In the Philippines, when women or men are still single, say at past 25 years old, they'll get prodded to get married, be a recipient of jokes that put pressure on singles to get married. It doesn't stop there. When married and with no children yet, then there's pressure again to have children. When you have one or two children, there'll be comments to add more that will put you in a position to defend your decision to stay single or delay child bearing or limit the number of children. And women bear the brunt of all these.
Well, just ignore those comments. We are accountable to our bodies and our reproductive rights. Period.

Huggs.

Bash
Dec 23, 2019
Dec 23, 2019

Thank you Paulina.

In sisterhood

lizzymark
Jan 15
Jan 15

Hi Bash
Welcome on board,its not easy I can understand your plight. You have the right to choose however you want or don't want to have your babies. Take care sis