5. Texas Study Highlights Need for ReproJustice.
We know it, you know it, and now the government knows it, too (whether or not they listen to it is a whole other story). There has finally been a study conducted in Texas on whether or not women pursue self-induced abortions--often dangerous and extremely painful--if their access to medically safe, affordable, and legal abortions has been severed. The result: UM. YEAH. With the increase in anti-abortion legislation and activism that has been circling around many states, and Texas in particular, there has been an upswing in reported cases of self-attempted abortions, with numbers of women reaching into the hundred thousands. While many reproductive justice advocates have spoken about this trend for decades, there is hope with the release of this study that different groups will realize that making safe, legal, and affordable abortions scarce does not effectively limit the amount of abortions that occur; it simply makes women suffer unnecessarily. All eyes on you, Texas!