It is an inalienable right for people to have autonomy over their own bodies at every stage of life. The patriarchal system leaves us where we are today: with the notion that to police another’s person’s body is something we have permission to do. News Flash to no one: We don’t.
Autonomy over ourselves (physically, mentally, spiritually) is the greatest right and privilege we have as humans. Whether we are deciding to have children, whether we are making peace that that is no longer an option or never was, autonomy and choice are necessary.
Being pro-choice is about having agency over one’s self: protecting one’s life and needs and prioritizing what is best for one’s own individual welfare and well-being. Not everyone wants a child when impregnated. No one should be forced to have one when they are not ready: no child has ever been best served by a parent who didn’t want to be one.