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Groundbreaking Research Aims to Expand Our Knowledge of Abortion Stigma

Despite its ubiquity in our culture, abortion stigma has garnered relatively little scholarly attention. Now, after two years of effort, there's a new issue of the academic journal Women and Health that focuses entirely on abortion stigma.

Despite its ubiquity in our culture, abortion stigma has garnered relatively little scholarly attention. Now, after two years of effort, there’s a new issue of the academic journal Women and Health that focuses entirely on the subject.

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Death Sentence in Abortion Case Compounds Dangers for Kenyan Women

Jackson Namunya Tali at a Nairobi court on Thursday, where he was sentenced to death for performing an abortion that resulted in the death of a young woman in 2009.

Though abortion is legal in Kenya in certain circumstances, many women and health-care providers remain misinformed about the law—and some corrupt police forces are reportedly taking advantage of this confusion.

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Imagining a World Without Abortion Stigma

In order to guide our activist priorities, we must envision what our long-term goal of a world without abortion stigma would ultimately look like.

In order to guide our activist priorities, we must envision what our long-term goal of a world without abortion stigma would ultimately look like.

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Even Ruth Bader Ginsburg Falls Into the Trap of Abortion Stigma

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is, in many ways, as awesome as we’ve come to expect. But then, it happens: But then, it happens: she shows she’s imperfect after all.

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, the Supreme Court justice shows she’s imperfect after all.

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Mindy Kaling’s Sitcom Could Help Disrupt Abortion Provider Stigma (Updated)

Why wouldn't Kaling's character, Dr. Lahiri, discuss abortion in a show about a gynecologist's office? It always comes back to stigma.

Why wouldn’t Kaling’s character, Dr. Lahiri, discuss abortion in a show about a gynecologist’s office? It always comes back to stigma.

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A Federal Court Finally Connects the Dots Between TRAP Laws and Stigma

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson didn't just block an Alabama admitting privileges requirement. He also made a powerful case for how targeted regulations of abortion providers further stigmatize abortion providers and patients.

On Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Myron Thompson didn’t just block an Alabama admitting privileges requirement. He also made a powerful case for how targeted regulations of abortion providers further stigmatize abortion providers and patients.

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Women Who Have Abortions Are ‘Not Alone': A Q&A With Abortion Story Advocate Beth Matusoff Merfish

Founders of Not Alone: (from left to right) Brett, Sherry, and Beth Matusoff Merfish

RH Reality Check recently spoke with Beth Matusoff Merfish, co-founder (with her sister, Brett, and mother, Sherry) of Not Alone about how her organization combats abortion stigma through storytelling. As Merfish explains, these stories have the potential to “open people’s minds” and hearts.

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You Won’t Believe What Happened When This Texan Decided to Talk About Abortion

Abortion stigma is a problem that is not unique to Texas.

Despite the work I do, I’ve been contributing to abortion stigma by not always speaking plainly about the work that I do. I’ve been afraid of starting arguments, of offending friends and family members, of ostracizing myself as the abortion lady. A few months ago, I decided to change that.

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Listen to Youth: Adult Allies Must Support the Repeal of Illinois’ Forced Parental Notification Law

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.

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.

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Having a Severely Premature Baby Strengthened My Support for Every Woman’s Right to Choose

When our daughter was born at just under 24 weeks, we faced a choice: to let her die in our arms, or head down the uncertain and complicated road of medical intervention.

When our daughter was born at just under 24 weeks, we faced a choice: to let her die in our arms, or head down the uncertain and complicated road of medical intervention. We chose the latter, and that experience has only strengthened my commitment to and support for women’s access to later abortions.

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