I recently read an interesting discussion on Jezebel about how individuals could support the pro-choice movement. There were some great ideas, but as several commentors mentioned, they wished they could think of more things. So – with apologies to Fellini – here are 8 ½ ideas:
1. Ask your gynecologist if she or he performs abortions. As one awesome provider put it, “How would men react if they found out that their primary care doctors didn’t do prostate exams … and you gotta go and have somebody shove their finger up your ass who they’ve never met before? You think men would go along with it?”
2. Look beyond Planned Parenthood. This isn’t a knock on the incredible work that Planned Parenthood clinics do. It’s just a reminder that while they’re often the best-funded game in town, they’re not the only one. Independent clinics can use volunteers and clinic escorts, too!