At least once a week, when I check my phone during lunch and find a tweet about a new law being proposed or passed, a law that restricts women, and forces them and their doctors to do things that are unnecessary and often cruel. It scares me that by now, these laws barely come as a surprise.
I’m frustrated that being a girl means that my very existence is a source of controversy. I’m tired of feeling like I have to fight 24/7 to have the right to my body. My body isn’t a battleground. I’m not a political issue, I’m a teenage girl. My body is not up for debate. I want to be worrying about grades and getting my driver’s license, not trans-vaginal ultrasounds.