Do you even have the rights?
Did you know that one in three women in the UK will experience one or more abortions in their lifetime?
What do you think about that?
With a constant battle taking place in the world over rights, have you considered yourself to ever be one who will have to fight for your own rights to make a choice over your own body?
2020 has brought in the big boys, from an Earth shattering pandemic to BLM protesting, forest fires killing off our planet to now some of the biggest demonstrations across Poland on this weeks blog post: abortion.
The world continues to rotate on its axis, yet many of our movements and voices are hushed whilst rotating backwards.
Did you know that there are still 24 countries that reject pregnancy terminations, even for health reasons or to save the woman's life? That’s over 90 million women of reproductive age that are unable to make their own choices in their life, even when they’re on their deathbed for something they may not even want.
Many women, especially noted in America, can be scared to even attend an abortion clinic with Anti-abortion groups commiting a significant number of violent attacks from bombings, arson, death threats and more!
It can be hard, we understand that, to come to a decision about something that can be so life changing. Many of us are in various stages of our lives financially and socially, let alone taking into consideration upbringing or religion.
We all have to wear different hats when making choices, but what we, here at Charlie Ella want to bring awareness to is that the stigma surrounding abortion means that the conversation is not nearly happening often enough.
We can be left paralysed of the judgements surrounding it, the shunning, and the lack of acceptance when undergoing or even considering an abortion. So we ask WHY?
When it comes to abortion, there are still so many myths that many of us are unaware of, for example; the inability to conceive post abortion or that only women who aren’t using contraception are the ones getting pregnant.
Research shows that women, of all ages, from 16 (probably younger) and up are terminating their pregnancies, and this is their choice, and we fully support as much as we can.
We want to open up this topic and remove the stigma surrounding it. Let’s not go through this alone, whether or not we are emotionally inclined towards the pregnancy, each of us goes through different decision processes and we must ensure that each and everyone of us is given the choice and support, and our stand on this is abortion is a human right.
This conversation is hard and at times controversial, and not everybody will see eye to eye, but we encourage you to have the conversation., Lets normalise this topic, allow people to express their feelings, worries and concerns without the fear of being judged because ultimately at the choice we have to make is ours and ours alone.
So wether you are pregnant, been pregnant, had or know someone who had an abortion. Know that, it is okay…. To talk about it and we should never cast judgement or force opinions on someone else's choice.
We’re here every step of the way,