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Where Are the Portman Women? Anti-Choicers and the Women They Love

Rob Portman recently changed his mind about same-sex marriage after his son came out to him. Despite the stigma surrounding abortion, it's time for the Portman women to speak out about any abortion stories they may have.

Rob Portman recently changed his mind about same-sex marriage after his son came out to him. Despite the stigma surrounding abortion, it’s time for the Portman women to speak out about any abortion stories they may have.

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Fighting Abortion Stigma in Thailand While Fighting My Own Fears

The workshop on unplanned pregnancy prevention organized by the Police Housewife Association and the Bangkok Police department.

Abortion law in Thailand is very ambiguous, and as a result, I do most of my work helping women access safe abortion care out of the public eye. At a recent workshop, I responded to public requests for information on safe abortion by first confronting my own fears.

 

 

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Confronting Abortion Stigma

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Abortion stigma is a form of gender discrimination and punishment, and it represents social control of both women who need abortions and providers who provide them.

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One in Three: Silenced Stories of Survivors of Sexual Assault and Women Who Have Abortions

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This year marks the 15th Anniversary of V-day and the 40th Anniversary of Roe V. Wade. So I thought it would be appropriate to draw a connection between the silenced stories of the 1 in 3 women worldwide who have experienced physical and sexual violence and the silenced stories of 1 in 3 women in the United States who will have an abortion in their lifetime.

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A New Generation of Abortion Activists: “I Can’t Be Pregnant”

(sheknows.com)

People should be given the chance to make the decision whether to parent without judgment or stigma. Abortion is (or should be) an option. Women should not feel ashamed for doing what is best for them.

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A New Generation of Abortion Activists: Reclaiming the Conversation on Abortion One Meeting at a Time

(MSU Students for Choice Twitter page)

There are reproductive rights and justice advocates who are having abortion conversations that do not involve scare tactics. They are having these conversations on their campuses, in their homes, and in their communities, and they are doing it the right way. 

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A New Generation of Abortion Activists: Destigmatizing Abortion in Kentucky

VOX member at University of Kentucky responds to graphic anti-abortion posters on campus. (bluecoastlive.wordpress.com)

If we can’t even talk about abortion, we can’t ever hope to change the stigma.

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A New Generation of Abortion Activists: Shaping the Future

Young activists working with Advocates for Youth

By sharing their stories, young people are creating spaces where we as a society can think about issues in terms of people’s realities and not political debates. Stories dispel myths, break down stereotypes, humanize issues, and invoke empathy and urgency, inspiring people who heard them to take action.

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Evidence-Based Advocacy: How Do Abortion Providers Experience Stigma?

Many highly trained physicians provide abortion care, so why do abortion providers continue to be stereotyped as substandard doctors?

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Anti-Choice Reality TV Show Shames Women Who Don’t Feel Guilty About Their Abortion

Image: elev8.com.

Remember, you are only allowed to speak out about your abortion if you say you regret it.

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