This comic originally appeared on Everyday Feminism.
When we talk about reproductive rights, we’re often talking about access to abortion – it’s the most visible and widely contested right around reproductive health right now. But reproductive rights encompasses an entire gauntlet of issues, from how one is able to control when or if they get pregnant, to how that pregnancy is cared for, to how a birth is managed, to how a person can sustain a family. There are barriers to everyone of those issues.
The thing is, if I get pregnant, I want the safe, competent abortion I deserve. But I also want the people I care about to have the safest pregnancies, births, and families they can have. Feminism is about fighting for all of these rights