Unless you live in a state where Trump is losing in the polls by a very large margin, if you tell me you are voting for a third party candidate for president, or not voting for president at all even if you could, you are telling me you weighed the pros and cons and decided that even though your choice could increase the probability of me, personally, dying a horrible, drawn out, painful death, whatever it is you hate about Hillary Clinton is more important to you than whether I live or die. This is not hyperbole. One of the consequences of banning abortion (which Trump promised to bring about, and probably will) is that hospitals are reluctant or unwilling to save the life of the “mother” even if there is little or no chance of saving the life of the “child” - see links below.
I personally have already had one life-threatening pregnancy. I have been told that if I get pregnant again, I could again have one of my internal organs rupture and start hemorrhaging. This is not a pleasant experience. I find the idea of going through this again very, very frightening. Even more frightening is the idea that if it happens again, I might not get the emergency care I need to save my life, and I could have a totally unnecessary long and painful death. My ultimate fear, though, is that I might have to watch someone I love die in a way I would not wish on my worst enemy. While the odds of this happening to me are not very large, the odds of it not happening to anyone approach zero. And that’s before we even start talking about the fact that when abortion is illegal, elective abortions don’t stop. They just get more dangerous.
Perhaps it is selfish, but while I am far from enthusiastic about Hillary Clinton, I have weighed the near certainty of many people (including, possibly, me) dying a horrible death against her likely errors, and have decided to go with her likely errors. I’m not happy about it, I intend to do everything I can to ensure that we have better options in the future, and I hope I don’t have to do it again, but I am damn well doing it.
I respect your right to decide that your issues with Hillary Clinton are bigger and more important to you than the near statistical certainty of lots of women dying horrible deaths, and the possibility one of them would be me. I do. But it is very hard not to take it personally. It is also difficult for me to look past the fact that the majority of people I’ve met who aren’t planning to vote against Trump won’t die because they can’t get a legal abortion, or because they don’t look white. I will do my best to respect your right to choose to end my right to choose. Just don’t expect me to be happy about it, and quit acting surprised that I get upset when told your conscience says increasing the probability of my dying a horrible unnecessary death is morally preferable to you voting for Clinton.
"we interviewed 30 obstetrician–gynecologists around the United States. During the interviews, which were conducted in 2006, 6 physicians working with or within Catholic-owned hospitals revealed that they were constrained by hospital policies in their ability to undertake urgent uterine evacuation. They reported that Catholic doctrine, as interpreted by their hospital administrations, interfered with their medical judgment. For example, some of them were denied permission to perform an abortion when uterine evacuation was medically indicated..."