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Amanda de Cadenet
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I’m all about solutions . We know what the problem is and now we need to focus on what we can DO . We need Congress to step up , we can continue to demand they do and we can donate to orgs like @Aclu_nationwide@prochoiceamerica@plannedparenthood@yellowfund and support the crucial work they do . Check my stories for @elizabethwarren suggested plan .
I don’t often get trolled but nothing gets people ( mostly men ) fired up like the topic of abortion . It’s fascinating to me that I’m not hearing many men speak up in support of women. Yet , I have heard from many women who chose to abort because the man who got them pregnant threatened to leave them , beat them , shamed them and straight up harassed the shit out of them until they aborted . That’s obviously not the majority , but it’s the reality for a decent amount of women . And there are some like me , who painfully came to the decision themselves . And there are those who didn’t think twice . And many other versions . Yes , there are all “types”of women who have had abortions for all types of reasons . And not I or you or anyone has the right to question their reasoning . Most of all there is no world in which it’s ok to remove choice for women . Your choice is yours , my choice is mine . Let’s keep it that way 🙋
When I was writing my book #ItsMessy I was told by my agent to remove my abortion story as it would put some buyers off . But I had read Gloria’s dedication at the beginning of her book “On the Road “ to the Dr who had given her an abortion as a young woman , & that gave me permission to share my own experience . I did not remove my story about having an abortion and have since had the honor of hearing from many , many women who have also made the choice to end a pregnancy . I cannot imagine how different my life would’ve been had I not had the choice . I was a mother age 19 to @atlantabean and again to Ella and Silvan age 34 . I’ve been a mother most my adult life and that choice should never be forced upon anyone due to lack of options.
Yes , we will fight . Like hell. But first I’m going to let myself cry , with anger and sadness. And tomorrow ; I’ll get up , and organise along with my sisters, to fight against this abhorrent denial of a fundamental human right . The right to make decisions about our bodies .