Pro-Choice Event in NYC

I got an email about an event in NYC, apparently a part of a series being run by NARAL Pro-Choice New York, called “Choices.”  Check out the info below:

Choices: Parenting
Thursday, May 7th
6:15-8:15 pm
Sistas on the Rise
835 Dawson Street
Bronx, NY 10459

NARAL Pro-Choice New York presents “Choices”, a six-part series of events examining the full range of reproductive choices available to women.

The second installment of the series will be “Choices: Parenting”, a look at the work being done on the ground to ensure that parenting is an accessible and supported reproductive choice for all. Co-sponsors and presenters include Sistas on the Rise, Baby’s First Home, The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU), and the Red Hook Initiative.

Free with RSVP to lhoward@prochoiceny.org or 646-520-3506.

Event is open to all and space is wheelchair accessible.

While the pro-choice movement does of course support the option of parenting, it’s often one that goes overlooked in our pro-choice discussions about reproductive options.  I think we all know that coerced choice is not a choice at all, but still far too many women feel as though financial constraints leave them with no option other than abortion.  Of course that option should be available to them — but so should the option of parenting when they would otherwise want to carry to term.  It’s something that deserves our serious attention, and not the crisis pregnancy center “here’s some baby clothes, good luck!” kind. The structural, legislative and community-based “how are we going to make this world a more hospitable and just place for all women and their children?” kind.

So this event sounds really interesting and important, and I encourage people who are able to make it out to do so.

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