Abortions are a common experience for women. Sharing your story can be a powerful tool to help normalize abortion care, and may also help other women feel confident to do the same. Read (or share your own) abortion testimonials from women in your country.
On the 2nd of May, the magazine Politico broke the story that the Supreme Court of the United States of America had drafted a vote to overturn US-wide abortion rights. The right to abortion was written into US law after the landmark case Roe vs Wade in 1973, a ruling that current Supreme Court Justices
Abortion is the voluntary ending of a pregnancy, either medically or surgically. An abortion qualifies as ‘safe’ when it is carried out by a WHO-recommended method and appropriate to the duration of the pregnancy. When people with uteruses are denied access to safe abortions, they often resort to unsafe means to end their unwanted pregnancies.
The topic of abortions is a focal point in feminist theories. Misconceptions, misunderstandings, and misinformation surround abortions, leading to stigma, shame, and even fear. Myths are formed by historical and social factors and are deeply interwoven with issues of intersectional women’s rights. We believe that an understanding of where these abortion myths come from, and