Christie Calucchia

Christie is a writer, editor, and content strategist living in New York City. Her work can be found on Shape, InStyle, Glamour, Real Simple, People, Prevention, MyDomaine,  and more.

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Yes, Sometimes an Abortion Is Medically Necessary — Here's Why

Abortion is a term that has been politically polarizing and culturally divisive since well before the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case that constitutionally protected the right to abortions, in June of 2022. But the reality is, abortion is neither of those things. It's a medical term, and there are situations that call for an induced abortion to save a pregnant person's life. (To be clear, also simply wanting to have an abortion, even if your life is not in danger, is still re