Month: May 2019

Revealed: 21,000 US Women Ordered Abortion Pills Online in Last Year | Abortion

Thousands of American women have obtained abortion pills online over the past year, according to figures that highlight the growing difficulty of accessing safe abortions on the ground. Data shared with the Guardian reveals that 21,000 women sought abortion medication between March 2018 and March this year from charity Aid Access. Between a third and […]

Women shouldn’t have to tell abortion stories to remind lawmakers they are human | Arwa Mahdawi

Sign up for Patriarchy Week, a newsletter on feminism and sexism sent out every Saturday. #YouKnowMe: powerful but also deeply depressing It’s been another terrible week for reproductive rights in America: Alabama banned abortion and Missouri passed a bill banning abortion after eight weeks. Emboldened by Trump, the right has escalated its war on abortion, […]

Women Share Abortion Stories Rebuke Alabama ‘Ban’ | American News

Women are sharing their abortion stories on social media in response to the state of Alabama’s vote to impose a near-total ban on the procedure. Celebrities join the #youknowme online campaign, which aims to protect women’s right to access abortion, educate about the dangers of clandestine abortions and criticize the act of men who legislate […]

Men are now sharing abortion stories. Is it useful?

Justice Breyer’s spectacularly calculated exit from the Supreme Court has a clear lesson Biden’s very short SCOTUS list has a very obvious leader What Conservatives Really Mean When They Say Biden’s Potential SCOTUS Nominees Are ‘Unqualified’ Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill is next step in right-wing school panic Following this month’s wave of abortion bans […]

10 Celebrities Who Have Shared Abortion Stories

Paul ArchuletaGetty Images In the past 10 days, Georgia and Alabama passed dangerously restrictive abortion laws that will put women’s lives and health at risk. With Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill,” women won’t be able to have an abortion after a heartbeat is detected, which can happen after just six weeks of pregnancy and two weeks after […]

#YouKnowMe: why women are sharing their abortion stories

On Wednesday, Alabama’s governor signed the nation’s most restrictive abortion ban. Women are now pushing back — and pointing out how common abortion is in America — by sharing their own abortion stories using the hashtag, #YouKnowMe. The movement was started by actress Busy Philipps, known for her roles in Dawson’s Creek, freaks and geeks, […]

Celebrities share personal abortion stories as campaign goes viral

Rihanna has called idiots the Alabama state senators who voted in favor of a near total ban on abortion in the state, while celebrities continue to rail against the law. The singer, originally from Barbados, wrote in a tweet on Thursday: “Take a look.” it’s the idiots who make the decisions for WOMEN in America. […]

Thousands of women share #YouKnowMe abortion stories

As Alabama enacted a law this week that would ban nearly all abortions in the US state, actor Busy Philipps felt compelled to act. “Women deserve compassion and understanding in their personal health choices,” says the 39-year-old. “It’s something a lot of people experience and go through in their lives, and it’s a health decision […]

#YouKnowMe Hashtag Explained – Women Share Abortion Stories on Twitter

On Tuesday night, Alabama passed a law banning nearly all forms of abortion in the state, with no exceptions for rape or incest. The measure would make the procedure a crime for doctors, punishable by 99 years in prison. The bill, which was designed to challenge the precedent set by Roe v. Wade, was signed […]

Busy Philipps’ #YouKnowMe inspires women to share abortion stories – The Hollywood Reporter

Just a week after Busy Philipps opened up about her own abortion on her late-night E! show, the TV personality, actress and influencer on Wednesday asked women to share theirs under the hashtag #YouKnowMe, sparking more a thousand responses. “1 in 4 women has an abortion. A lot of people think they don’t know someone […]

Milla Jovovich and Jameela Jamil share abortion stories to speak out against Georgia law

CNN — Milla Jovovich is the latest actress to reveal she had an abortion, while criticizing abortion bills in Georgia and other states. The ‘Hellboy’ and ‘Resident Evil’ star wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday that she had an “emergency abortion” two years ago while filming in Eastern Europe and she was 4 and […]

Women share abortion stories with #YouKnowMe after near-total ban in Alabama

On Wednesday, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed a near-total ban on abortion into state law. Following a related move in Georgia, women across the country shared their abortion stories on Twitter using the hashtag #You know me before and after Ivey’s action in Alabama. Women spoke out in droves against threats to abortion and reproductive […]

Women Flood Social Media to Share Their Own Abortion Stories in Reaction to Alabama Ban

Hundreds of women are taking to social media to share stories about their abortions in a global anger reaction to Alabama’s decision to impose a near-total ban on the procedure. As news broke overnight that Alabama had signed the law into law, thousands of people furiously took to Twitter to condemn the decision as an […]

Busy Philipps’ #youknowme campaign sparks emotional stories about abortion

Actress and talk show host Busy Philipps is bringing private conversations about abortion into public discourse with the #youknowme campaign, an effort to get women talking about their abortion experiences amid restrictive abortion laws. practice are gaining ground across the country. “1 in 4 women have had an abortion,” Philipps tweeted Tuesday night as Alabama […]

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