Every month I write a post saying “abortions are good!” and send a donation to Aid Access to support their work providing abortion pills to people who need them.
Next month marks a year since Roe v Wade was overturned—a year since I, and every other person in this country who can get pregnant, lost a little more of our bodily autonomy, a little more of our personhood.
If I think too long about the harm that’s been done in a year and the harm that’s yet to come, I despair. Writing these posts and making these donations every month is a selfish act. I do it to make myself feel a tiny bit better in the face of that despair.
Because I cannot fix this. But I can damn well make sure anyone who follows me knows they have options.
So, in preparation for next month’s shameful anniversary, and to selfishly stave off some of my own despair, I’m putting together a Q&A post with answers to the most common questions I’ve gotten about abortion pills since I stared writing these posts. I’ll also have a list of my favorite sources for accurate, reliable, unbiased information and places to get help if you need it. (Because let’s be real here, I write knitting patterns. I’m not a doctor or a lawyer. But I am pretty damn good at gathering and distilling information. And that tends to be a useful skill.)
So here’s where you come in! If you have questions about abortion pills or medication abortion, leave them in the comments on this post on instagram or patreon (it’s a public post, anyone can see it, you don’t have to be subscribed). I can’t promise I’ll answer them all (and again, neither a doctor nor a lawyer), but I’ll do my best to answer the most common ones and provide resources to learn more in next month’s post.
Because knowledge is power. And there are rather a lot of you. So let’s make sure you all know your stuff!
(As always, there is the strongest possible ‘don’t be a chowderhead’ warning on this post. I and any space I moderate will always be strongly pro abortion. If that offends you, don’t follow me here or anywhere else.)