Pro-choice men show solidarity by sharing their experiences with abortions in the wake of strict new US laws

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Since the start of 2019, a handful of states in the US have passed strict abortion laws that prevent women from terminating their pregnancies.

Alabama, Missouri, Georgia, Arkansas, Kentucky, Ohio and Utah amongst others now all have laws in place that in various degrees force women to go through with unwanted pregnancies even in cases of rape or incest.

Theses decisions have been strongly condemned by women, even by prominent Republican and Trump supporter, Tomi Lahren who claimed that Alabama ban was 'too restrictive' and would force women to seek out more 'dangerous methods.'

Over the past few days, in an act of solidarity with the women who are facing these strict measures, men have been sharing their considerate thoughts and sharing stories of loved ones and partners who have gone through with abortions.

Senator and presidential candidate Cory Booker also shared his thoughts in an open letter penned for GQ. He said:

For men, abortion is not something many feel the need or desire to talk about—it’s too uncomfortable. But that’s a trap—and one we need to get out of immediately.

Men need to acknowledge that they benefit from abortion rights and reproductive health care, too.

But women should not have to face this fight alone.

Men, it’s on us to listen, to speak out, and to take action. Not because women are our mothers, sisters, wives or friends—but because women are people. And all people deserve to control their own bodies.

These far-right attacks on women’s rights must be understood as an attack on all of our rights. But we also need to understand who these types of bills were designed to control, dehumanize, and criminalize.

Although these are only small gestures many women on Twitter have been thanking these men for sharing their thoughts and showing their support on what is a very important and sensitive issue.

HT Daily Dot

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