The format of a My Take is 150 words – no more, no less – to express an opinion on a different topic each week. This week’s topic was Roe v. Wade.
There are plenty of more pertinent takes on abortion right now than I can offer in 145 words. I’m of the opinion that all people should be free to do with their own bodies whatever they wish, and anything beyond that is so much unnecessary moral policing.
If you, like me, are a person who would never need to get an abortion for physiological reasons maybe take a back seat on voicing an opinion on this one and listen to the people who have devoted large parts of their lives to considering and advocating for those people who might need one for all kinds of different reasons. Once you’ve heard, consider amplifying those voices instead.
Organizations like Planned Parenthood are a good starting point for getting a sense of why this is a discussion that matters if you’re not sure where you stand on things.