On November 19th, my hometown of Albuquerque New Mexico will vote on a 20-week abortion ban, similar to the one that was passed in Texas last summer. As someone who has been pro-choice since before I knew what an abortion was, I am enraged by this and am discussing it with anyone who will listen.
Usually, when I bring up this topic with friends and acquaintances, the conversation goes something like this:
Me: They’re trying to pass a 20-week abortion ban in my hometown.
Friend: Really? Wait…how many months is 20 weeks?
Friend: Five months? That sounds pretty standard for an abortion ban.Read More