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Twitter thread about body autonomy is a reminder of the ‘fear’ and ‘shame’ women battle

Salome said her mother had suffered through unwanted pregnancies and her doctor shamed her fo wanting to have her tubes tied.

Twitter thread about body autonomy is a reminder of the ‘fear’ and ‘shame’ women battle
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Every person should have the right to do what they want with their body without coercion and that's what body autonomy is all about. The arguments against abortion violate this basic right. In recent times, way too many people have been working to deny women body autonomy including Congress members, the church, and family members. A woman on Twitter highlighted the importance of body autonomy and how being denied autonomy could be life-threatening for some, especially when those in positions of authority are misogynistic.

A Twitter user, who goes by the name Salome Strangelove, highlighted the importance of body autonomy by sharing a personal story about her mom:







BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - DECEMBER 11: Pro-choice demonstrators follow the Deputies sessions on a giant screen placed outside the National Congress during a vigil as Deputies vote to give half sanction to a bill to legalize abortion on December 11, 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The bill will now pass to the Senate for review. The proposal authorizes legal, voluntary and free interruption of pregnancy until the 14th week while allowing the doctor's conscientious objection. It is the ninth bill to legalize abortion treated by the Argentine Congress and the first one publicly supported by the president of the country. (Photo by Ricardo Ceppi/Getty Images)

Salome revealed the unplanned pregnancy took a severe toll on her mom:



The whole ordeal had shaken her to the core and she never wanted to go through it ever again:





The doctor also pinned the blame of the whole ordeal on her:


The doctor has shamed her so much that she didn't seek the help she desperately needed, resulting in the deterioration of her mental health.



BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 15: Pro-abortion activists demand the abolishment of paragraphs 218 and 219a from Germany's criminal code during a human chain gathering in front of the Reichstag on May 15, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)




The new doctor was more supportive and that made a world of a difference:




It became apparent to the doctor that she needed help beyond just getting her tubes tied:





SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: A pro-choice placard is pictured during an early morning rally at Parliament House in support Of decriminalising abortion on August 20, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. The Upper House of the NSW parliament will consider decriminalising abortion when the Reproductive Health Care Reform Bill 2019 is introduced this afternoon. If the bill passes, it will remove abortion from the Crimes Act and will regulate it as a medical procedure, with extra safeguards for abortions after 22 weeks' gestation. (Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)


She pointed out how one misogynistic doctor, who was a figure of authority in her mother's life, had managed to affect her whole life, for the worse:





She called out all those who showed concern for unborn children without having sharing little to no emotion for people's lives:









She reiterated her mother deserves to make her choice:



Salome used her mom's example and wondered how many more women were experiencing similar horror stories:






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