In the United States, Mississippi is ranked #50 for child poverty, infant mortality, and teenage pregnancy. Given the current pro-life upheaval, there is a disconnect between the right to be born and the right to live humanely. I do not want to stigmatize my sisters who choose to be pro-life, but you can be pro-life and advocate for the basic human rights of your fellow Mississippians so that abortion ceases to be the optimal choice for folks who feel as if they lack any other legitimate options. You can be pro-life and advocate for comprehensive sex education instead of the ineffective abstinence-plus that is being taught in our schools so that our teens will know how to protect themselves. Ignoring or demonizing the abortion clinic whose doors may or may not remain open does not allow these conversations to take place. Aside from the institutional factors these women face, we cannot forget about intimate partner violence, sexual coercion, and assault contribute to difficult decisions like abortion. In short, the choice to undergo this medical procedure is more complicated than any white conservative media pundit has ever conveyed.