Op-Ed: Queer People Need Access to Abortions, Too
Candace Bond-Theriault, an “out-and-proud Black bi femme,” wrote this op-ed to call for better inclusion of LGBTQIA+ people in the fight for abortion access.
“In conversations about reproductive rights, the needs of LGBTQ+ people are often erased despite the fact that we face even greater barriers to getting the reproductive health care we need. I need access to the same exact reproductive healthcare that cisgender heterosexual women need. I need access to birth control, testing for sexually-transmitted infections, abortion, and culturally competent providers who understand my sexuality and my life, ones that will ensure that I get to lead the conversation during a doctor’s visit and encourage me to ask for what I need instead of making uninformed assumptions.”