The state of Alabama has hit headlines in the past week after Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama Human Life Protection Act that effectively bans all pregnancy terminations – which is the most restrictive law to date.
Women all around the world have taken it to social media to share their opinions and experiences, and several hashtags have popped up in order to encourage and destigmatize the dialogue surrounding pregnancy terminations (Such as #YouKnowMe). Many people around the world agree that sharing these stories is very important, but this OB/GYN also thinks that a woman shouldn’t have to share her experience or have a traumatic for her right to choose to be respected.
An OB/GYN with more than 17-years of experience shared a post on the website Scary Mommy as a response to the law, and she began by inviting people to come into her exam room and listen to the stories she has heard from women just for a moment – listen carefully what is said to her behind closed doors.
This is how women in the comments reacted to the heartfelt post: