This week, we released Saying Abortion Aloud, a report and set of recommendations for those sharing their personal abortion stories publicly and the advocates who support them.
November 4, 2014 - 2:08 pm
Thanks to stigma, a new study shows, people who have had abortions often hesitate to tell more than one or two trusted family members, partners, or friends about the experience. This, in turn, can lead to individual isolation and restrictive government policies.
October 8, 2014 - 9:21 am
In a new study, researchers from Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health found that women experiencing intimate partner violence, and who were unable to get the abortion they were seeking, were less likely to escape their abusive relationship.
September 12, 2014 - 4:22 pm
Why wouldn’t Kaling’s character, Dr. Lahiri, discuss abortion in a show about a gynecologist’s office? It always comes back to stigma.
July 1, 2014 - 12:52 pm
Black women already have low and inconsistent use of birth control due to access barriers, and Monday’s Hobby Lobby decision is one more that puts effective care out of financial reach for many in need.
May 27, 2014 - 10:38 am
While forced parental involvement laws aren’t new, more states have been passing them or tightening their existing laws to decrease access to abortion for teens.
Recently, social media lit up with the news that Amazon.com vendors are selling Plan B One-Step emergency contraception for as low as $16.90 plus shipping. We have to ask: How is that possible?
May 16, 2014 - 11:05 am
Because of an article I wrote about my abortion story,
people I’ve never met requested that I kill myself, get raped, die in childbirth, and be sterilized. But I also received love and support from friends and allies, and I’d love to see a whole movement emerge telling people who share their abortion stories: #YouAreLoved.
April 1, 2014 - 9:25 am
Unlike other televised representations of abortion experiences, House of Cards pulls back the curtain on the complex internal processes and external actions taken by many who have had abortions.
January 21, 2014 - 5:06 pm
Breast cancer advocates see the Affordable Care Act as a huge win for Black women, for whom breast cancer is the second most common cancer. But improving access won’t address our fear and the stigma associated with illness and poverty; stories of survival can.