"Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence." -- John Adams
The funny thing about facts, they are stubborn. No matter how much one wishes or wants something to fit into their tidy version of how the world should be, facts don't care. Life is messy sometimes, and things are often gray, not black and white, except for facts.
Before the overturning of Roe vs. Wade and bans on abortion, 52% of victims of assault were clinically depressed, 50% of those attempted suicide, and 26% of those were successful.
26.4% of College-Aged Women experience rape
Campus rape is systemic.
Most rapes are not reported.
1 in 4 girls is sexually assaulted before the age of 18
Currently, over 400 rape kits in Tennessee have NOT been processed - updated over 500.
It costs money to lawyer up, and 1 in 6 women in Tennessee (15%) live in poverty.
Abortion is a medical term. The word Abortion is being stigmatized. The definition of abortion is the termination of a pregnancy either by natural causes, medical assistance when necessary, or by choice.
1-3 pregnancies result in miscarriage, and 50-60% of those need an abortion to avoid infection and to save the mother's life.
26% of women under 40 experienced a miscarriage
For each pregnancy after miscarriage, the percentage of loss increases
74% of women over 40 experienced a miscarriage
1 in every 50 pregnancies is ectopic - an ectopic pregnancy is not viable and is never viable
93.1% of abortions occur during the first trimester of pregnancy, according to data available from before the Dobbs decision. Data includes medically necessary assisted abortions. Those abortions occur during the first trimester of pregnancy, according to data available from before the Dobbs decision. Data includes medically necessary assisted abortions.
Forced Birth is barbaric.
Sexual assault is so devastating to any person that 52% of those victims are clinically depressed. 50% of those victims attempt suicide. 25.6% of those that attempt suicide are successful.
Females make up 82.5% of lone entrepreneurs and 55.4% of the overall workforce.
Tennessee had the 10th highest rate of pregnancy discrimination charges.
Nearly 1 in 6 women in Tennessee (15%) live in poverty.
Large portions of women in Tennessee who have children under 18 are family breadwinners.
In some states, Rapists can sue for Parental Rights.
Homicide is one of the leading causes of death among pregnant and postpartum individuals in the United States.
The list goes on and on.
In an ideal world, abortions would never be necessary. All pregnancies would progress perfectly, and women would have the healthcare coverage they deserve - in this perfect world. Women would always have committed partners and support systems helping them keep their families intact and healthy. Not every girl or woman has this kind of reality. Women deserve better, and so do the children they bring into the world! Until this perfect world is in place, women must be trusted to make complex healthcare decisions for themselves.
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