One in three American women will have an abortion in their lifetime. That is a significant part of the population. A significant number of women who feel like they can’t talk about their decisions and that their decisions won’t be accepted.
Some women, though, aren’t afraid to speak out about their experiences and won’t be silenced. And they want other women to hear their stories and tell their own. They want to end the stigma created by the anti-choice movement that demonize and insults them. This is the 1 in 3 Campaign and this is their mission:
The 1 in 3 campaign is a grassroots movement to start a new conversation about abortion — telling our stories, on our own terms. Together, we can end the stigma women face each and every day and assure access to basic health care. As we tell our stories and support our family and friends as they come forward with theirs, we begin build a culture of compassion, empathy, and support. No one should be made to feel ashamed or alone. It’s time for us to come out in support of each other and in support of access to legal and safe abortion care in our communities.
Pretty awesome. If you have your own story to tell, they have a form here for either video or text. Also, if you’re interested in potentially sharing your story here in North Carolina, shoot our programs manager, Hillary Bruce (firstname.lastname@example.org), an email for more information.