An article published on Thanksgiving by liberal magazine The Nation celebrates and gives thanks for abortions.
"When I express gratitude for my abortions, sometimes I and other @AbortionStories storytellers are met with chides from loved ones who believe that we shouldn’t be “thankful” for our abortions. But I am thankful for both of my abortions." https://t.co/N14ntuBgvS
— The Nation (@thenation) November 24, 2022
The article titled “We’re Thankful for our Abortions” by Nikiya Natale begins with a criticism of the Thanksgiving holiday, which the author describes as “complicated” and difficult for her to celebrate.
Natale lists the range of reasons she finds this holiday difficult, which include the “utter disregard for all indigenous people in the 1800s,” the systems of “white supremacy that dehumanize all of us today,” the Black lives “taken by the police and the prison-industrial complex” and the “obliteration of LGBTQ+ peace and tranquility by gun violence and hate.”
The article then pivots to what the author says is the ultimate reason this Thanksgiving was difficult for her to celebrate — the overturning of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court.
However, Natale concedes that in her search for gratitude, she eventually found something to be thankful for. She is thankful for the two abortions she was able to have in Texas while it was still legal. She is grateful, she says, that she didn’t want to be a parent then, so she didn’t have to be a parent then.
The article then features interviews with other abortion recipients who explain why they are thankful for abortion.
The article says that the best way to share abortion stories is over a delicious meal. One woman suggests waiting until they bring out the mac and cheese and then saying, “Whoo! That abortion saved my life, and this mac and cheese is about to give me life!”
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the landmark Roe v Wade decision in a 6-3 vote, giving the power to allow, limit or ban abortions to individual states. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) described it as a victory for the pro-life movement and pro-life supporters who “come together from different states, religions, professions, and backgrounds in order to fight for the lives of the unborn.”