If there was ever a political debate that demonstrates the need for abortion peace, certainly HealthCare2010 is that call. What would be possible for our nation if abortion was no longer the center of conflict? Despite the obvious benefits of peace, the abortion war, like all major conflicts, feeds itself. We despise yet we accept the status quo. We want a different result, but we shut down our curiosity and our creativity. Abortion peace is not a challenge of possibility but one of imagination, of will, of risk-taking.
At Exhale, we are regularly told, “No, We Can’t.” We can’t imagine peace. We can’t work towards it. We can’t raise money for it. We can’t organize around it. We can’t achieve it.
We can, we do, and we will because we are women who have had abortions and we stand with each other. We stand together. We stand for peace.