On social media I am being shamed for my choice to support women's reproductive freedom. Right Wing women attack my freedom, calling me awful things, making the choice for abortion more difficult than it was, even though I made that choice manyyears ago. The burden of deciding to terminate a pregnancy should be personal, private, and out of the government's reach. It should also be understood by women who act as judge over me. Without knowing my story, my circumstances, my substantial personal burden, I ask are you God? Did not the son of your God forgive unconditionally? I ask to not be battered again, by their words, when they live in protected homes with secure financial comforts. I ask them to take down the posts that burn with judgement against other women. I plead for them to stop making my journey more difficult, as they seem to want to destroy my existence, and to make way for deaths of many women who must choose not to carry an unintended pregnancy.
This story was submitted in response to Women’s Bodies and the Law.