Congress Needs a Lesson on the Power of Choice
I share your organization’s belief that abortion should be safe, legal and truly accessible, but first and foremost, a woman’s choice. In particular, the House of Representatives, where several attempts are being made to restrict abortion access, definitely needs to hear the prochoice perspective as articulated by Catholics for Choice. Senators and representatives should grasp that affirming reproductive rights includes education and access to contraception to help women prevent unintended pregnancies. Policymakers also need to make the connection between making abortion illegal, and forcing women to seek out procedures that may be unsafe and even fatal.
Ultimately, all women are created equal and the choice of what to do with their bodies rests with them.