POST TRAUMATIC GROWTH OPPORTUNITY
Post Traumatic Growth Opportunity is when we
realise what is possible after going through difficult and traumatic times.
Like rays of sunshine streaming through storm clouds, we emerge stronger, more determined, powered by the most indefatigable of emotions: hope.
Content from around the world that deserves a repost.
Each with the goal to inspire, engage, and connect.
"The mainstream pro-choice movement has largely ignored the growing criminalization of pregnancy, just as it has generally ignored the inadequacy of Roe…Many of those who support the right to abortion have tacitly accepted that poor and minority women in conservative states lost access to abortion long before this Supreme Court decision, and have quietly hoped that the thousands of women facing arrest after pregnancy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or even healthy deliveries were unfortunate outliers."
"So much of the conversation about this issue is entirely too fixated on who deserves the right to have an abortion. But every woman should have a right to an abortion—not just those who are facing grim and horrific circumstances. Women should not have to justify why they want the power over whether and when they give birth. The government shouldn’t force them to have a child, any more than it should force them to be sterilized. They just need access to safe care."
"For a long time, abortion in general has been siloed as a women’s issue. It’s been fought for by women. I think it’s time for men to get off the bench, because we are certainly beneficiaries and often stakeholders in people in our lives having access to abortions. Right now, men are over-represented on the anti-choice side of this conversation. We really need people to step up and say, “Hey, my mother, my partner, my daughter, my wife was able to get an abortion, and it’s important that I fight for that, too.”"
Photo: Mathieu Stern
Photo: Jessica Pons/The Guardian
"...to be a woman in America — especially one with children — is to watch this country smash your freedoms to the floor, revel in the mess and then force you to clean it up without complaint. Any nation where it’s easier to get your hands on an assault rifle than baby formula, where health care, child care and paid leave are considered luxuries rather than guaranteed rights, where the government would rather force birth (and possible death) than allow women to make decisions about our own bodies, is a terrible place to be a mother…But we can’t vote or march our way out of this one."
"Imagine a scenario where a nosy neighbor notices that the woman down the street used to be pregnant but is no more, or gets wind that an abortion might have taken place. If the neighbor calls the police and makes a report, depending on the local jurisdiction—and so much of this will be up to law enforcement’s discretion—an investigation may be launched. And the woman, who may still be recovering from an abortion or a miscarriage, may be subject to invasive physical examinations and humiliating interrogations. Her DNA may be taken. Every decision she made about her pregnant body might be turned into evidence."
More than three-quarters of countries have some kind of legal penalties related to abortion, which can include lengthy prison sentences or hefty fines for people having or assisting with the procedure."