Lady Parts Justice League offers a new sort of abortion politics: one which incorporates the frequently obfuscated space of joy, pleasure, and relief in discussions about abortion. Advice columnist Nona Willis Aronowitz published a letter from the teen who wanted to have an abortion without her parents finding out. The columnist claimed that pro-life parents are merely hypocrites whose opinions on abortion change if their own daughter gets pregnant.
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My own teenage years were wrought with conflict and angst, and, 30 years later, my mom still likes to remind me of the atrocities I subjected her to, which mostly involved escaping our home whenever I could and hanging out with friends whose parents were more relaxed about what we were getting up to mostly listening to Bob Marley, pretending to inhale menthol cigarettes and having the same inane conversations my daughter does today. A nd I was definitely rebellious, even if — all things considered — it was pretty innocent. This was met with huge resistance that just made me more devious and determined to escape.
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In a June 6 advice columnNona Willis Aronowitz published a letter from a pregnant teen who wants to get an abortion without informing her pro-life parents. Many pro-life advocates, Aronowitz claimed, have either gotten abortions or have helped their own daughters undergo such a procedure. You know those activists who stand outside clinics holding signs adorned with Bible verses and pictures of fetuses? Even they sometimes get abortions.