Radical Nurse co-founder, Vanessa Shields-Haas, wrote a personal health article that was published today in Out Magazine, “How Strict Abortion Laws are Restricting Lesbian Parents Like Me“.
“Dealing with infertility is hard. Trying to have a baby under my state’s strict anti-abortion laws have made the process much harder…The methods that anti-choice groups employ to restrict a woman’s bodily autonomy are often the same as those used to prohibit LGBTQ+ couples from creating their families. It is imperative to support LGBTQ+ anti-discrimination legislation for adoption, fostering, and embryo donation while also engaging in reproductive justice work. Our ability to choose, if, when, and how we make our families, is a basic freedom and a fundamental right exercised in confidential discussions with our healthcare providers. – Vanessa Shields-Haas