It's my body, my choice

Diane DeVillers
Posted January 1, 2017 from United States
Eugene Federal Building

Roe vs Wade is supposed to protect a woman's right to end her pregnancy if she wants, it's a woman's choice, it's my body, my choice. The recent 2016 election turned out to be a nasty war on women, from the GOP trying to reverse Roe vs Wade, and trying to defund Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood is the battlefield that women all over the world are stand up for. Planned Parenthood provides more medical testing and refers mammograms to thousands of women, not to mention the access to birth control that everyone can agree will cut down on the abortion rate. Currently abortions have gone down dramatically as Obama Care has provided the access to birth control. Why not decrease the amounts of pregnancies? Let's get real" one in three women in our country has had abortions, that's right, when you sit down to your holiday tables, one in three of the women there have had abortions. Many never tell family members but they are your nieces, your daughters, your mothers and even grandmothers have terminated a pregnancy. So people should stop trying to shame women, stop judging, until you are in their situation, you don't know what you would do. With over 7 Billion people in the world, do we need to bring unwanted children into the world? Why not have a world of wanted children. Many of those women who have had abortions are kids, young girls who get pregnant and just want a second chance. The election was a war on women, Hillary Clinton stood up for Planned Parenthood and the choice for women to access an abortion if they choose to. The shameless way the mostly old white men of the GOP had the nerve to try to defund Planned Parenthood and talk about reversing Roe Wade. It will never happen, women are already the majority. Too bad they didn't all vote for what could have been our first woman President. It's because many men and a lot of women too, wanted to crush the dreams of so many of us who wanted Hillary to bring down that glass ceiling. Trump showed us his true colors and yet people voted for him. That's a mystery to me, especially that a lot of women voted for him. So many people loved sticking it to Hillary, sticking it to independent women, sticking it to the women's movement. We will not go down easily, we all need to get out our checkbooks and write a check to our local Planned Parenthood who is fighting for their and our rights. This isn't over, women won't allow our right to choice and birth control. You will see, this isn't over. I am woman, hear me roar. Diane DeVillers (girlpower) Eugene Oregon

Here I am outside the Eugene Federal building after the 2016 election showing that one man won't change the love we have for each other.

This story was submitted in response to Women’s Bodies and the Law.

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Jill Langhus
Jan 02, 2017
Jan 02, 2017

Hi Diane,

I agree. It's definitely concerning the developments on women's reproductive rights in the U.S. It always seems like sometimes there are a few steps forward and now it's gone the other way:( It's definitely time for women to rally together for their reproductive rights! Unfortunately, having grown up in the U.S. and having lived in several different places in the U.S. I didn't experience a whole lot of solidarity with women and it didn't seem like women really cared that much, in general, about their reproductive rights. I think there needs to be a whole re-socialization and re-education from a very early age for girls in the U.S. so they do work together and do stand up for their rights.