In the early '80s, my mom used to bring me to pro-life rallies as living proof of the superiority of childbirth -- I tried my best to help assemble placards which were helpfully illustrated with poster-sized photos of curled up bloody fetuses.
I know, logically, that it was the mass -- an accident, a twist of fate, a force of nature -- that took my ovary away. But in my heart, I can’t help but mourn, both for the children those eggs might have become, and for the space in my body where there was once an organ that now is empty.
I’m a disabled person, and I actually wholly support prenatal screening and full access to prenatal care, because I think it can result in healthier pregnancies and better outcomes for both pregnant people and infants.
I received a lifesaving abortion from a team of highly professional, skilled, and compassionate health care providers. Everyone, everywhere, should have access to the level of care I had at all times and in all situations, no questions asked.
Adiana is a procedure where the doctor places a silicone insert into each of your fallopian tubes and delivers a mild electrical shock to them in order to stimulate scar tissue growth. The scar tissue eventually blocks the fallopian tubes completely, thereby sterilizing you.