I am emphatically pro-choice, but I have struggled with whether my voice is needed on this issue at this time. There are many people with relevant medical or emotional experience that makes them more qualified to speak and more interesting to listen to on this topic. For that reason, I will keep this brief, but I am choosing not to stay silent in honor of those who cannot speak out for fear of retaliation or judgement from employers, family, neighbors, etc. I am currently in a position where my livelihood and support are not at risk if people don’t appreciate my pro-choice stance. I am using that freedom to say:
Your abortion is none of my business, but if you choose to make it my business, I will support you in any way that I can.
You are entitled to make a choice that works for you.
You are entitled to privacy while you make that choice, and after, should you desire it. You are not evil.
You are strong, and you are valuable, and I am here for you.