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How Abortion Storytelling Was Born

The women sharing their abortion stories in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole briefs owe much to the women lawyers who filed a 1970 landmark case challenging New York’s abortion ban.

The women sharing their abortion stories in the Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole briefs owe much to the women lawyers who filed a 1970 landmark case challenging New York’s abortion ban.

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‘1 in 3’ Speakout Offers What’s Often Missing in Abortion Debate: Personal Stories [Video]

The event is part of a national movement aimed at refocusing the debate on abortion from a political perspective to a personal one.

The event is part of a national movement aimed at refocusing the debate on abortion from a political perspective to a personal one.

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New Ads Counter Anti-Choice Hate Speech, Destigmatize Abortion

“For so long, folks have talked about abortion ... with shame or with euphemisms or as if there’s something wrong with it,” Erin Matson, co-director of Reproaction, said.

“For so long, folks have talked about abortion … with shame or with euphemisms or as if there’s something wrong with it,” Erin Matson, co-director of Reproaction, said.

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Our Greatest Fear Has Come to Pass: Coat-Hanger Abortions in Tennessee

While we don’t know what would have brought Anna Yocca to self-induce, we can surmise what would bring a person to do so given what we know about the state of reproductive health care in Tennessee and the roles other factors, such as job security and health care, might play.

While we don’t know what would have brought Anna Yocca to self-induce, we can surmise what would bring a person to do so given what we know about the state of reproductive health care in Tennessee and the roles other factors, such as job security and health care, might play.

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How We Can Disrupt the Pattern of Anti-Abortion Violence

In the face of yet another clinic attack last month, this one in Colorado Springs, everyone who cares should be asking the same thing: What can we do to stop another act of violence?

In the face of yet another clinic attack last month, this one in Colorado Springs, everyone who cares should be asking the same thing: What can we do to stop another act of violence?

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Court Challenge Continues Against Arizona GOP’s Race-Based Abortion Ban

Advocates say Arizona's race- and sex-selective abortion ban targets Black and Asian-American women and penalizes health-care providers who serve communities of color.

Advocates say Arizona’s race- and sex-selective abortion ban targets Black and Asian-American women and penalizes health-care providers who serve communities of color.

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Abortion Clinic Closures Leave Opening for Crisis Pregnancy Centers to ‘Prey’ on Women

Crisis pregnancy centers moving into facilities formerly occupied by abortion care providers potentially leaves a pregnant person without the medically accurate information they need to have a healthy baby, advocates say.

Crisis pregnancy centers moving into facilities formerly occupied by abortion care providers potentially leaves a pregnant person without the medically accurate information they need to have a healthy baby, advocates say.

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Abortion in ShondaLand: How the TV Producer Is Flipping the Script on Reproductive Health-Care Storytelling

As there have been more and more abortion stories on television in the past few years, it’s important to recognize how groundbreaking Shonda Rhimes’ work truly has been. Rhimes is a board member of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, and is clearly invested in how abortion is portrayed in our popular entertainment. Indeed, her shows are unique in these portrayals.

As there have been more and more abortion stories on television in the past few years, it’s important to recognize how groundbreaking Shonda Rhimes’ work truly has been. Rhimes is a board member of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles, and is clearly invested in how abortion is portrayed in our popular entertainment. Indeed, her shows are unique in these portrayals.

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‘Out of Silence’: College Students Counter Abortion Stigma Through Theater

College students in Texas and Montana are staging “Out of Silence,” a play meant to destigmatize abortion. The play includes a series of vignettes meant to illustrate how and why women decide to end their pregnancies.

College students in Texas and Montana are staging “Out of Silence,” a play meant to destigmatize abortion. The play includes a series of vignettes meant to illustrate how and why women decide to end their pregnancies.

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Hispanic Heritage Month: Talking to My Catholic Parents About Abortion

When my parents came to visit me for the first time in Washington, D.C., it coincidentally was a big day for reproductive health: The EACH Woman Act was being introduced. I decided to use that as an opportunity to finally have a talk about my abortion advocacy work.

When my parents came to visit me for the first time in Washington, D.C., it coincidentally was a big day for reproductive health: The EACH Woman Act was being introduced. I decided to use that as an opportunity to finally have a talk about my abortion advocacy work.

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