When a woman does not have control over her own body, she no longer has control over her own life. Abusers know this, which is why they want power over reproductive choice.

As a human rights activist based in Austin, Texas, I’ve spent over a decade advocating for survivors of partner violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking. I’ve listened to a countless number of women and girls as they made the difficult decision to keep or terminate their pregnancy. 

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