It can be really challenging to engage with the overwhelming international need for reproductive health care services, especially right now, when we face so many challenges of our own in North America. Just trying to help Mississippi or Kansas alone fight the good fight can be, and is, for some, a full-time job. But when we put the need for reproductive health care in a world-wide context I find that actually, it can help make the problems we face seem less overwhelming and more manageable, by making it one big problem that everyone in the world is impacted by and therefor should join the fight on behalf of: access.
We need access.
Access is beyond choice. We – and by that I mean, literally, everyone on the planet – need to know what our reproductive health care options are, and then we need to have access to education regarding which of those options best meet our individual needs, and then, when we make a choice, we need to have access to that care. That’s all. That’s it. We must have these things. We must make a world in which we all have these things. The end! There, we solved it. We can all go home now.