There is a movement happening on Twitter right now that has been started by abortion rights activists Amelia Bonow, Lindy West and Kimberly Morrison. It’s all about challenging the stigma attached to abortions and it’s aim is to allow women who make the choice to have an abortion share their stories, in their own words, without shame.
It was started as a response to US Congress’s proposed cancellation of funding of women’s healthcare organisation Planned Parenthood.
Though it seems that it has caused more of a fight than a conversation and people are certainly fired up about it.
Here are some of the responses that people have been posting on Twitter, some are in agreement with the movement, and others venomently against it. Please be warned that some of the posts might cause distress.
Amelia Bonow started the movement with a piece she published, you can view that here, though she starts this piece by stating:
“We’ve been brainwashed to think we must regret our abortions. I have a good heart, and feel only gratitude for mine”
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