Skip To Content

Support the Forward

Funded by readers like you DonateSubscribe

Pregnancy Has Only Made Her More Pro-Choice

YouTube video

On the new episode of The Jewish Channel series “The Salon,” co-hosts Forward editor-in-chief Jane Eisner and founder Rachel Sklar discuss some exciting news: Sklar’s recently announced pregnancy. In the clip, Sklar talks of the joys and challenges in being 41, single and pregnant.

Unexpectedly, Sklar says her pregnancy has only increased her support of reproductive rights:

“I was always pro-choice — but now I am even so much more pro-choice. Just because in addition to the fact that there are all these things happening to my body — they are welcome to me — but I cannot imagine them being foisted on someone else.”

Eisner too, had a similar experience

“I remember having the same feeling, I remember the Webster decision came down when I was pregnant with one of my children, again like you, a really wanted pregnancy and yet it even made me feel more strongly that every woman deserves the chance to make the choice.”

Earlier this month Sklar published an essay on Medium that quickly went viral on her desire to “break the cone” of silence surrounding fertility challenges. Sklar, however, is not such an outlier — today half of first births in the U.S. are to unmarried women and the average age of a woman giving birth for the first time is increasing.

The Sisterhood wishes Sklar a big Mazel Tov!


Republish This Story

Please read before republishing

We’re happy to make this story available to republish for free, unless it originated with JTA, Haaretz or another publication (as indicated on the article) and as long as you follow our guidelines. You must credit the Forward, retain our pixel and preserve our canonical link in Google search.  See our full guidelines for more information, and this guide for detail about canonical URLs.

To republish, copy the HTML by clicking on the yellow button to the right; it includes our tracking pixel, all paragraph styles and hyperlinks, the author byline and credit to the Forward. It does not include images; to avoid copyright violations, you must add them manually, following our guidelines. Please email us at [email protected], subject line “republish,” with any questions or to let us know what stories you’re picking up.

We don't support Internet Explorer

Please use Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge to view this site.