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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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TV Recognizes the “Modern Family”—Why Not Governments?

TV's "Modern Family."

Real-life individuals in same-sex couples, or those who live with someone of a different race or generation from themselves, often face daily struggles to protect their families from legal uncertainty and publicly articulated disgust.

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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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I Was Raped: Figuring Out What Happened and Why It Felt Wrong (*TRIGGER WARNING*)

Photo: Demotix.

If I heard this story about anyone else, even then, I would have zero hesitation in applying the label “rape.” But at the time, and for a long time afterword, I was unable to view my own rape for what it actually was.

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Evidence-Based Advocacy: Poverty, Adoption, and Inequality in Perspective

How do the intersections between adoption, poverty, race, and class play out today? 

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Abortion Stigma is Simply Discrimination: Here Is How We Get Rid of It

Worldwide, roughly 43 million women have an abortion each year. Yet these same women face stigma, a form of social control used to dehumanize, devalue, and isolate them. Providers are grappling with effective ways to reduce abortion stigma.

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