“If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament,” wrote feminist writer Susan Maushart in her book The Mask of Motherhood, after seeing it written in a New York subterranean passageway.
Women are still forced to ask Daddy Patriarchy for permission when it comes to reproductive rights. Being denied access to a safe abortion because a doctor is Catholic, for example, seems absurd in 2016. Yet here we are. The bright side is progress is being made, at a snail’s pace perhaps, but made nonetheless. This year a new medical abortion option will become available to women: RU-486 (marketed in Canada as Mifegymiso).
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