LGBT Parenting and Abortion

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“. Take pride! (1)

“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

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