Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Fighting Back Against Abortion Stigma
ThinkProgress: Abortion Stigma Is Hurting Women, But Here’s How We Can Start Getting Rid Of It, by Tara Culp-Ressler:
Tuesday marks the beginning of the “1 in 3 Week of Action,” a grassroots effort to push back on the pervasive abortion stigma that continues to impact women’s experiences with their reproductive health. Despite the fact that abortion is a very common aspect of women’s health care, many people feel like they’re not allowed to talk openly about it — largely because they’ve internalized society’s shame-based message that having an abortion means they’ve done something wrong. The events held during the “1 in 3 Week” hope to change that. . . .