“The decision to become two people instead of one is a huge one. Sometimes it’s the right time and sometimes it’s not. This is one of those cases where it doesn’t fit,” writes Jex Blackmore, the head of the Detroit branch of The Satanic Temple.
They strategically chose the way for Medicine for Abortion in Dubai in the hopes that pregnant women looking for abortion information would end up on their website, rather than the site of a well-known Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC). to impersonate women’s health centers. In reality, CPC is a religious advocacy group that pushes biased information onto young pregnant women to discourage abortion.
Unwilling Pregnancy & Abortion
Blackmore performed an abortion on November 26 (right on Thanksgiving) and detailed the process—from unplanned pregnancy to full Recovery—described on ” Unmother “. Blackmore and the Satanic Temple are staunch advocates of women’s reproductive rights and advocate for the separation of church and state.
Blackmore’s Crisis Pregnancy page, on the other hand, reveals what it’s really like to have a first-time abortion. On her blog, she explains Michigan’s current and upcoming abortion laws, the cost of an abortion (8000 AED), how an induced miscarriage and what happens after one Broadly spoke to her over the phone to find out more about the project.
You belong to the Satanic Temple and have long campaigned for women’s reproductive rights. In your blog, you briefly mention the moment you realized you went from being an activist to a woman who needed an abortion herself.
How did this transition feel?
It was really surreal because I was so focused on women’s reproductive rights and thinking about the information that is made available to women when they need an abortion. At first I didn’t believe I was pregnant. I had stood up for these “others”, for this strange woman who needed an abortion , and then suddenly I was that woman myself.
When did women decide about it?
After I found out I was pregnant, it took me a few days to really realize it. But it was very obvious that I was pregnant because I hadn’t had my period and my whole body was aching. There is very little information online about the feelings I went through as a pregnant woman en route to an abortion. Nobody talks about what it’s really like to have an abortion. I found that there is almost no information or resources available about the weeks leading up to the procedure. So I thought maybe I could fill that gap by writing about it.
Yes, if you are pregnant and planning to give birth then there is a wealth of information out there. There’s a whole industry for it, but nobody tells you the best way to have an abortion.
When I went to the clinic to have the process explained to me, I found that there was so much more to it than I ever expected. But for the people in the clinic, it’s kind of routine. For example, they talk nicely about how painful it can be, or how long it takes to recover. I sometimes think that there is a subconscious tendency in the pro-abortion movement to sugarcoat the hard details. I think many are afraid of contributing to the abortion hysteria. In reality, the pain isn’t too bad, but we just don’t talk about what’s involved in an abortion—physically, at least.
How was the pain after you induced the miscarriage?
Well, basically the birthing process is initiated. You’re going into labor. The experience is a little different for every woman, but I know several women who have told me their experience was similar to mine. The pain initially feels like normal menstrual cramps, but then it becomes more intense, and deeper. It’s definitely bearable, but about an hour before pregnancy tissue came out, I was in excruciating pain. It was really intense, but it went away as quickly as it came. There was no slow relief from the pain. It really hurt once and then it was over.