Mini Guide to Discussing Abortion Rights at the Dinner Table

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How do you talk about abortion with your family and loved ones? Here are quick facts and things to know about abortion, forced pregnancy, abortion access, and the future of abortion rights. Abortion is safe and common, and it is both essential health care and a human right. It is important that all who need and desire abortions have access to them for a variety of reasons, including health and economic reasons. Restrictions to abortion access disproportionately impact those living in poverty, people of color, undocumented people, young people, and LGBTQIA+ people. Even though Roe has been overturned, organizations, state legislators, and voters continue to fight to ensure all have access to abortions.

“Following the Supreme Court’s shameful overturning of Roe v. Wade earlier this year, voters overwhelmingly showed up and showed out to protect reproductive freedom during the midterm elections. With the holiday season fast approaching, abortion is likely to come up in conversations about the news — including among friends and family.”