Image Description: How to Write About Abortion in Trans-Inclusive Ways: 7 Best Practices

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Infographic titled “Abortion and Gender Diversity: How to Be Inclusive.” Underneath appears the following text:

1. Talk about women. Just don’t erase everyone else.

Red X: Only women suffer any consequences of an unwanted pregnancy.

Red X: Stop centering women in discussions around abortion!

Green check mark: The overturning of Roe v. Wade represented a culmination of decades of strategic organizing against women’s rights.

2. Avoid assumptions about who does/doesn’t need abortions.

Red X: If men could get pregnant, we could get abortions at Jiffy Lube.

Red X: People like you don’t have to worry about unplanned pregnancies.

Green check mark: It’s unconscionable for people who will never need an abortion to control access to them.

3. Reducing people to body parts isn’t the best way to be inclusive.

Red X: People with uteruses; women and other uterus-havers

Green check mark: People who can get pregnant; people who need abortions

4. Consider when gender is relevant and when it’s not.

Pregnancy? Body parts? Gender is irrelevant

Patriarchy? Rights? Gender is relevant

5, 6, 7. Practice care in how you engage others about their words; consider the best ways to create more visibility for people who are trans, nonbinary, and/or intersex; and complicate the narrative.

Shame is not an effective tool for change, context matters, and nuance and complexity are worth it.

At the bottom of the graphic, the paper the words appear on emerges from a typewriter. Above the typewriter ribbon is the black text www. copyeditor. com with the red word “radical” inserted so that, edited, it reads www. radicalcopyeditor. com.

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