As this is a personal essay, it is meant to reflect my views, not to dictate how others should feel about their own experiences. In no way do I mean to disparage those who have treated their own losses differently.
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That is not a real thing that happens, and the idea that it does is misinformation and fearmongering. In general, women who don’t want to be pregnant terminate as soon as they can, and it would be nice if our politicians weren’t so intent on making it difficult for them to have timely and affordable access. Abortions past the point of viability are…
Please do not view them if you find them so.
I do not think images of such a natural process should be considered disgusting, and a response of disgust means that images such as these should be shared more freely. That’s why I published them.
Thank you for considering this issue.
To me, the question isn’t about justifying timelines, but rather: Do we trust women to make decisions about their own lives, or not? The CDC reports that in 2013, the last year for which they have published statistics that I could find, only 1.3% of abortions were performed at ≥21 weeks’…