Get Your Rosaries Off My Ovaries

I was at the Pro-Choice Demo in London on Saturday and, like many of the other attendees, I didn’t quite understand why I was there.

There was an overwhelming sense that this battle had already been fought and won. The fact that we’re having to have this argument baffles me, and it’s left me at a rather uncharacteristic loss for words.

So I thought that instead of trying to eloquently make the points that abortion is a right and a choice, and that restricting access to abortion doesn’t stop women seeking and having them- it just stops women from having safe abortions, I’d let a couple of films do the talking for me.

Both the 2007 Romanian film 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days and the British Vera Drake from 2004 address these issues:

And whilst this speech from The West Wing doesn’t specifically discuss abortion, it neatly sums up why religion shouldn’t be a part of policy decisions (medical advice, on the other hand, maybe should be):

I like it very much when pop culture can make my points for me.

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