Taking The Tyranny Out Of The Y
June 22, 2007
The Dirty Dozens
June 29, 2007

Pro-Choice is Pro-Trans

Years before my transition, when asked how I felt about abortion, I would jokingly I would say, “personally, I’d never have one.” It was my way of wiggling out of this very sensitive hot button issue without really answering the question. I don’t have the reproductive ability to carry a child to term, so I always felt the issue didn’t concern me.

I’ve come to realize over the years that a woman’s right to choose isn’t just about reproductive choice. At its core, it’s about who should be sovereign over your body. If the state can choose who can decide who has an abortion or who has access to birth control, is it that much of a leap to think the state wont try to stop me from modifying my own body?

My own statement, that I’d never have an abortion, misses the point entirely. I’m sure many people would never have sexual reassignment surgery, but that doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t have the right to do so.

2 Comments

  1. DonnaLee says:

    Well, Pro-Choice has always been pro-GLBT. Its about doing what you want with your body and your sexuality.

  2. DonnaLee says:

    Well, Pro-Choice has always been pro-GLBT. Its about doing what you want with your body and your sexuality.