Once upon a time, I was a single female who also just so happened to be a huge pro-choice advocate. My views were heavily shaped by the views of my mother and my late sister.
Their stories, their experiences, and their openness about reproductive rights and freedoms started at a young age. Right when I hit puberty, in fact.
It taught me a lot as a young lady and it helped me to form my own opinions on such a tender subject, which we are always seeing front and center in the mainstream news.
But then I became a mother and reproductive rights became more personal and important to me with each pregnancy that I experienced. Then I birthed a daughter and it made my views on the subject of reproductive freedom as a whole, much more staunch and strong.
It took me all this Susan G. Komen mumbo jumbo to snap me back into my views and really remind me of the many reasons I continue to sit down on the pro-choice side. Not just because I think abortion should be legal, but because I think reproductive rights are some of the most important rights for all women.
Including my daughter, who has not even had her first birthday.
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