1 / I'd like to address you, Americans, about something I've experienced more than any of you: the consequences of unsafe abortions. The reason for this thread is the controversy over the #HydeAmendment


2 / My country, Brazil, is one of the leaders in unsafe abortions.
3 / WHO on unsafe abortions:

4 / I have previously described my experience with unsafe abortions. I knew the victims. They died like flies. Those of us who had money survived. This thread is the story of one of these girls, Adelina, who died after a backyard abortion.

5 / The consequences of unwanted pregnancies, whether an increase in abortion rates (the more illegal the laws of the country, the more abortions it has) or severe physical and mental health damage to the child, are huge:
6 / Again, about the consequences of unwanted pregnancies. Here, in the USA, backyard abortions are less common than in my country so women end up having these children.
7 / With all the date curated in those threads, one conclusion is obvious: it is not enough to make abortions legal. They must be FREE. Why? Because if they are not, poor women will still be faced with the option of an unwanted pregnancy or backyard abortions.
8 / It is hypocritical to be "okay" with women's reproductive rights, a half-assed defense of Roe V Wade and defend (or fail to fight against) the #HydeAmendment . It is *the same* as being an authoritarian #ProCumpulsoryPregnacy defender.
9 / Americans: *LEGAL* doesn't make abortion *ACCESSIBLE*. It must be *FREE*. Otherwise, don't even bother: you are sentencing poor women to the same horrible fate as the girls I saw dying in Brazil. Let his sink in.
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