In light of their honesty, I think it’s past time that the pro-choice movement accept a hard reality: that the rape/incest/life endangerment exemptions are nothing more than a feel-good smokescreen that never deserved to become the acceptable compromise that so many individuals on both sides of the reproductive rights divide seem to treat it as. Insisting that any or all of these exemptions be included in measures that seek to curtail reproductive rights is a waste of time and does a great disservice to all women who seek abortion care.
These exemptions create two huge problems. Practically speaking, they erect barriers to abortion access. And on the societal side, they further stigmatize abortion."
“The Fallacy of Rape, Incest, and Life Endangerment Clauses” by Sarah Erdreich (via rhrealitycheck)