Why Women Are Using The Hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion
This is a new way to talk about pro-choice for women when it comes to abortion.
Often considered a taboo topic, women on Twitter expressed outrage at a campaign in the US to stop funding Planned Parenthood.
The movement gained traction, with women everywhere advocating for the medical procedure and their rights to access safe abortions.
We've collected some powerful tweets on the topic...
I've had 2 abortions. I don't have to justify or explain them to anybody. My life is more valuable than a potential life. #shoutyourabortion— Clementine Ford (@clementine_ford) September 21, 2015
Abortion is a medical procedure, not a moral quagmire. It is more dangerous to give birth than it is to have an abortion. #shoutyourabortion— Clementine Ford (@clementine_ford) September 21, 2015
Why are anti-choicers so obsessed with late-term abortion? Only 1.4% of all abortions are performed post 20 weeks. #shoutyourabortion— Clementine Ford (@clementine_ford) September 22, 2015
A message to all the Bible thumpers wishing my mother had aborted me. I'm glad you can finally acknowledge that abortion is acceptable.— Clementine Ford (@clementine_ford) September 22, 2015
I've never wanted to have children, so I had an abortion. I'm thriving, without guilt, without shame, without apologies. #ShoutYourAbortion— favianna rodriguez (@favianna) September 21, 2015
I haven't needed an abortion yet, but I don't know of ANY regrettable ones. If you need a ride to yours, let me know. #shoutyourabortion— Taffy BrodesserAkner (@taffyakner) September 21, 2015
So much hatred by #ShoutYourAbortion trolls. If you can feel for a lentil-sized fetus, surely you can empathize with actual human woman too?— Kerry Clare (@KerryReads) September 21, 2015
Women are not merely portals through which other human beings enter the world. They are fully as human as you are. #shoutyourabortion— Jane Caro (@JaneCaro) September 21, 2015
If you think #shoutyourabortion seems unnecessary, remember that in Knocked Up they couldn't even say the word "abortion."— FakeZekeWilley (@ZekeWilley) September 21, 2015
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