Reproductive healthcare is not just important for women but absolutely necessary. How can our country say that we are working towards equality among the genders if women are constantly battling to affirm their rights for healthcare services including birth control, abortion, and other vital reproductive services and options?
As someone who has personally experienced the strain and stigma attached to affirming my reproductive rights, I can speak to the hardships that restricting these healthcare options puts on women.
“When I was a sophomore in college, I was faced by quite possibly the toughest and most traumatic experience in my life.”
When I was a sophomore in college and 19 years old, I was faced by quite possibly the toughest and most traumatic experience in my life. I was raped.
The trauma of being a rape survivor was enough, but now I was faced with the fact that I was pregnant. In order to succeed at being a college student and live the life I had worked so hard to receive through scholarships and academic awards, I had no other choice than to have an abortion.
Experiences such as mine prove that reproductive healthcare is absolutely necessary to a functioning society that values their women. And that women all over the country should not be fighting to secure reproductive health care options so that they can continue to live their lives the way that they plan.