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The Pro-Choice Movement Needs More Abortion Stories

Last week, my Students for Choice Chapter at the University of Michigan – partnered with the 1 in 3 Campaign – attempted to harness the latent power of abortion stories by hosting our first-ever Abortion Speak Out.

Hearing an uncensored abortion story articulated by an individual who has terminated a pregnancy provides an emotional boon that is impossible to achieve with statistics. The pro-choice movement needs that emotion.

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Report Calls for Integrated Efforts to Reduce Teenage Pregnancy Worldwide

Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.

Teenage motherhood, especially for girls under 15 years old, has negative health and economic impacts for both the young girls and their communities.

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‘One in Three’ Campaign Concludes Week of Action to Destigmatize Abortion

Attendees of the 1 in 3 Campaign's DC event ( 1 in 3: An Evening of Story-Sharing and Breaking the Silence) leave messages on the "pledge wall."

Tuesday marked the final day of Advocates for Youth’s week of action for its 1 in 3 Campaign, which seeks to end the stigma around abortion by encouraging women to share their personal abortion stories.

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‘One in Three’ Campaign Seeks to End Stigma of Abortion by Sharing Women’s Experiences

A campaign launched by Advocates for Youth seeks to end the stigma surrounding abortion by organizing student activists around the country to speak out about abortion experiences.

A campaign launched by Advocates for Youth seeks to end the stigma surrounding abortion by organizing student activists around the country to speak out about abortion experiences.

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Teen Found With Dead Fetus in Bag Faces Speculation and Scrutiny

While the teen has not been charged with a crime regarding the dead fetus, she has still faced death threats and public judgment for her actions.

While the teen has not been charged with a crime regarding the dead fetus, she has still faced death threats and public judgment for her actions.

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Oklahoma’s More Stringent Parental Notification Laws to Take Effect November 1

Beginning November 1, most teens who seek abortion in Oklahoma will not be able to do so without notifying a parent.

Beginning November 1, most teens who seek abortion in Oklahoma will not be able to do so without notifying a parent.

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I Help Teenage Girls Get Abortions

As I watched the healthy and prosperous politicians at the bill signing, I couldn’t help but think they live in a parallel universe far different from that of the minors who call our hotline.

When Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed into law a sweeping abortion measure, my heart broke for all of “my girls”—Texas minors seeking to terminate a pregnancy through the judicial bypass process.

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‘How Did You Become a Teen Mom?’

Why is it that youth are bombarded with inaccurate information about sex by adults and are then taunted by those same adults whenever "it" (pregnancy) happens to them?

I never quite understand how to answer that question. My immediate response is usually, “Sex—unprotected sex, to be exact.” However, the real answer is far more complex, and some individuals may see my reasons as “excuses” so I usually don’t bother to explain it. But I will now.

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Chicago’s ‘Pregnant Men’ Ads: Flipping the Dialogue on Men and Teen Pregnancy Prevention

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The Chicago Department of Public Health’s Office of Adolescent and School Health just released a new set of teen pregnancy prevention ads that feature images of half-naked young men who appear, thanks to technology, pregnant.

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Would a North Carolina Bill Ban Minors From Buying Pregnancy Tests? (UPDATED)

The North Carolina legislature would rather see teens face unplanned pregnancies, untreated STIs, and chemical dependency issues than allow them to receive any form of health care without a parent's approval.

The North Carolina legislature would rather see teens face unplanned pregnancies, untreated STIs, and chemical dependency issues than allow them to receive any form of health care without a parent’s approval.

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