Category: Abortion stories

Watch 5 members of Congress share their personal abortion stories. Rep. Barbara Lee said “it was an alley clinic” and “I thanked God I survived.”

U.S. Representative Barbara Lee, Democrat of California, attends a press conference on the reintroduction of the ‘Women’s Health Protection Act’ at the House Triangle of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC, May 23, 2019.Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images Five members of Congress shared their personal abortion stories in a video posted by Elle. “They’re all rooted in […]

In France, the film “Happening” presents women sharing stories of abortion

PARIS — “Happening,” Audrey Diwan’s film about a clandestine abortion in 1960s France, is not for the faint-hearted. Indeed, spectators fainted during several screenings, notably at the Venice Film Festival last September, where it won the Golden Lion. “It’s often the men who say the experience pushed them to the limit of what they could […]

Women share their secret abortion stories for the 1 of 3 campaign

Brittany Mostiller had just turned 23 when she found out she was pregnant again. She thought about suicide. The Chicago native was already a mother of three girls under the age of seven and barely getting by, working part-time as a grocery store cashier and living in a two-bedroom apartment with her sister and niece. […]

Media Asks For Abortion Stories, Receives Tons Of Pro-Life Responses

(daily thread) On Christmas Day, analytics and data site FiveThirtyEight posted a question on Twitter asking for abortion stories, and many of the responses they received were not pro-abortion. The website tweeted“Do you have an abortion story? We want to hear from you,” with a link to an article on the site. Do you have […]

‘The right choice for me’: North Carolina residents share their abortion stories

LR featured photo: Myra Dancy Doyle, Natasha Smith, Abby Catoe and Autumn M. (courtesy photos) In Mississippi, people are eagerly waiting for the Supreme Court to rule on a case that could limit abortions to the first 15 weeks of pregnancy. In Texas, lawmakers have already imposed a six-week abortion ban. Now in North Carolina, […]

More TV shows are telling abortion stories. But often they do not reflect reality.

Like more states pass restrictive abortion laws and the conservative majority in The Supreme Court is actively trying to dismantle Roe v. wadeAbortion stories on television did not adequately depict barriers to abortion access, according to a new report. “What really touched me this year – and over the past two years, really – is […]

There’s power in sharing abortion stories, say advocates

As the Supreme Court prepares to potentially hear several cases involving abortion, attorneys are relying on the personal anecdotes of people who have undergone the procedure. In the southern states where these battles are fought, especially, that means relying on low-income women and women of color to share their stories. Supreme Court justices weighed on […]

Representatives Bush, Jayapal and Lee share personal abortion stories ahead of December Roe vs. Wade challenge

On Thursday, Sept. 30, Democratic lawmakers shared their personal abortion stories at a meeting of the House Reproductive Rights Oversight Committee. The hearing assessed Texas law SB8, which prohibits abortions after six weeks and allows private citizens to sue anyone accused of having one or helping someone obtain the procedure. The Supreme Court decided earlier […]

Cori Bush and Other Congressmen Share Personal Abortion Stories | Abortion

Democratic lawmakers shared the personal stories behind their past abortion decisions at a meeting of the House Reproductive Rights Oversight Committee on Thursday. Representatives Cori Bush of Missouri, Barbara Lee of California and Pramila Jayapal from Washington testified at the committee hearing and also shared details about their earlier abortions during an exclusive interview with […]

These Congresswomen Shared Abortion Stories That Shouldn’t Need To Be Told

The House Oversight and Reform Committee held a hearing Thursday on abortion rights in response to the wave of anti-abortion laws instituted across the country. Three Democratic women — Representatives Cori Bush of Missouri, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Barbara Lee of California — all shared their personal stories of having had abortions. In a […]

House members share personal abortion stories to preserve procedural rights

WASHINGTON — Three members of Congress shared their personal and sometimes painful abortion stories Thursday, in an emotional hearing that comes amid an escalating battle over a Texas law that is the most restrictive in the world. country. Two of the lawmakers said they were teenagers when they decided to end their pregnancies. Rep. Barbara […]

Members of Congress share their own abortion stories at the hearing

On Thursday, three Democratic members of Congress offered deeply personal testimony about their own abortions as a congressional committee considered how to respond to conservative states that pass laws limiting abortion access. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said she was raped during a youth trip to church. Representative Barbara Lee of California said she had […]

Members of Congress Share Their Own Abortion Stories at Hearing | Missouri News

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press On Thursday, three Democratic members of Congress offered deeply personal testimony about their own abortions as a congressional committee considered how to respond to conservative states that pass laws limiting abortion access. Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri said she was raped during a youth trip to church. Representative Barbara Lee […]

Members of Congress share personal abortion stories during House hearing

Reps. Cori Bush (D-Mo.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) spoke Thursday about their own abortions at a House Oversight Committee hearing on the right to abortion. Why is this important: Congress is assessing the state of abortion rights in the United States after a Texas law took effect earlier this month that bans […]

Lawmakers share their abortion stories ahead of Congressional hearing

Democratic Representatives Cori Bush (Mo.), Pramila Jayapal (Wash.) and Barbara Lee (California) shared their abortion stories on Wednesday, a day before a Congressional hearing on procedural access, which is more more threatened. In one interview with NBC News this Airing Wednesday night on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut with Joy Reid,” Jayapal opened up about getting pregnant […]

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, […]

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, […]

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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Here’s how TV portrayed abortion stories this year

Television has made huge strides in portraying people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community in recent years, but 2018 highlighted the nuanced experiences of women of color, especially black women, through abortion stories. According to the latest report from Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), there were 18 storylines where a character has […]

What to read about Roe v. Wade: 11 Essential Abortion Stories

Photo: Angela Cappetta/Getty Images Just as no two women are the same, every woman experiences abortion differently. While at The Cut we are constantly on the lookout for information on the current state of reproductive rights in our country, we have also dedicated a number of stories to the diverse personal experiences of women and […]

Activists tell their abortion stories to get justice for Jane

Learn more about Kush here. Emily O’Brien24, graduate student, activist and writer “I had my abortion when I was 19 in a small town in rural Indiana, and it was incredibly difficult to do it in such a conservative place,” Emily says. “Indiana is a conservative state, and I had my abortion right after [former […]

How Women’s Abortion Stories Break the Stigma Around the Procedure

Daniela Diaz has never felt shame or guilt about having an abortion; she knew it was not the right time for her to be a mother. But Diaz has never seen women like her — she’s a Latina from Venezuela — talk about their abortions. “It’s something we don’t talk about enough,” the Washington, DC […]

Why we need to tell our abortion stories

By Julie Rovner, Kaiser Health News Deb Hauser was married with a 6-month-old child when her husband “went to work one day and didn’t come home.” Two weeks later, she realized she was pregnant. “I work full time. I have this 6-month-old child, and all of a sudden I’m pregnant,” she recalls. “I had no […]

“Abortion: The Stories Women Tell” Puts a Human Face on a Controversial Political Issue

Few topics are as controversial as abortion. However, despite all the headlines the issue makes, it’s still a topic that largely lacks a human narrative. HBO’s latest documentary changes that. By documenting life at the only remaining abortion clinic in Missouri, Abortion: Stories told by women puts a human face on both sides of a […]

The stories women tell show what comes next for many different women

Despite being more common than some people think, abortion is still a taboo subject to talk about – and that’s exactly why women who have appeared on HBO shows Abortion: Women’s Stories To say have chosen to express themselves on the termination of their pregnancy. Set in Missouri, a state where abortion laws are so […]

Abortion: Stories told by women are an honest look at the impact of abortion laws on all women

When Amie, a 30-year-old single mother from Boonville, Missouri, realized she was pregnant, she knew she had only one option. As a restaurant waitress who worked over 70 hours during the weeks her children were with their father, she found she couldn’t support a third child on her 3.67 income. $ an hour (plus tips) […]

The Stories Women Tell Is The Documentary America Needs Right Now

The opening scene of Tracy Droz’s moving documentary Tragos Abortion: Stories told by womenshows the Missouri State Capitol filled with the chant: “All in Christ, for pro-life.” In 2014, supporters of a proposed extension of the state-mandated waiting period for an abortion — as well as those protesting against it — crowded into the Capitol […]

People shared their abortion stories at the 1 in 3 campaign’s Speak Out event

There are many debates surrounding abortion. And with more and more states passing laws that make abortion harder and harder to obtain, it seems this debate has intensified on both sides. From pro-life rallies to pro-choice protests, abortion looms large in the public space. But at its core, abortion is a personal matter. It’s a […]

Women share abortion stories on Capitol Hill ahead of health care vote

Dozens of women planned to speak about their abortion experiences on the steps of the United States Capitol on Tuesday as the Republican threat to defund Planned Parenthood looms. This abortion storytelling is designed to “break the stigma around abortion care,” according to the 1 in 3 Campaign, which is part of Advocates for Youth, […]

Reviews | ‘Abortion: Stories told by women’ brings kindness to an often ugly debate

The smartest thing Tragos does is refuse to stack the deck by portraying abortion opponents as hateful or deceived. As she captures protests and preaching outside the Hope Clinic, where a number of her subjects go for abortions, Tragos interviews a young activist, Reagan, regional coordinator of Students for Life, who describes harassment outside clinics […]

Review: Beyond politics in “Abortion: Stories told by women”

In Tracy Droz Tragos’ documentary “Abortion: Stories from Women,” the stories flow with the tears of women who have had abortions as well as those fighting to make them illegal. But most striking are the patients at the clinic who felt deprived of someone to confide in during their pregnancy and who want to reassure […]

‘Abortion: Stories Women Tell’ reviews HBO documentary

CNN — “Abortion: Stories from Women” is HBO’s latest advocacy-focused documentary chronicling the impact of Missouri’s abortion restrictions on people forced to cross the border into Illinois to seek procedures. Spared and sober, it’s a solid look at how the issue remains raw, although given how entrenched opinions are, it’s unlikely to change many hearts […]

The real abortion stories of these Texas women show why the SCOTUS decision is so important

Bartender Kathryn Holburn posted a first-person account of her struggle to get an abortion in Texas on Sunday. Thanks to the state’s anti-choice HB 2 law of 2013, Holburn wrote, abortion clinics across the state had closed, forcing Holborn to travel 600 miles to get to a clinic. In the end, she paid $800 for […]

Women reflect on their abortions with mixed emotions in this exclusive ‘Abortion: Stories told by women’ clip

Too often, legislative decisions surrounding access to abortion are made by men, that is, people whose bodies are not affected by the laws in question. Documentary filmmaker Tracy Droz Tragos (like many others) directed correct how problematic it was, so she decided to make a movie out of it. With Abortion: Stories told by womenTragos […]

Tribeca Review – The Hollywood Reporter

Tracy Dr Oz tragos works to go beyond the us-versus-them simplicity in Abortion: Stories told by women, focusing on personal narrative rather than politics in a humanistic look at an issue that promises to remain divisive for the foreseeable future. Ongoing legal battles over abortion access make the image’s geographic focus timely: Here in Missouri, […]

What was lost, what was gained: Women share abortion stories with Supreme Court

Kate Banfield and Tammy Romo-Alcala have never met. But more than 25 years ago, the two women found themselves in the same position: freshmen at university, pregnant and afraid of derailing everything they had worked for. The two women, one day each remembers vividly, walked into an abortion clinic in Dallas. It’s what happened when […]

Vox Sentences: Two abortion stories – one that matters and one that involves Trump

Women seeking abortions are getting good news from the FDA and bad (? Who knows?) from Donald Trump. Vox Sentences is written by Dylan Matthews and Dara Lind. TOP NEWS FDA expands access to abortion Phil Walter/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration is updating its labeling guidelines for the use of mifepristone, the most […]

‘I had a sense of relief’: live streaming of our abortion stories

What a Christian minister, a Latina artist, a mother of three and the co-creator of The daily show all have in common? Like nearly 3 in 10 American women, they all had an abortion at age 45. For six hours yesterday, dozens of women shared their personal abortion experiences on a livestream organized by the […]

TV Shows Misrepresent American Women Who Terminate Pregnancies

Abortion storylines on TV shows have evolved from subtle mentions like “did she have one?” to portray main characters having complete abortions. Now, while abortion is less taboo on TV these days, the way it portrays these fictional women, as well as their reasons for having one, is inaccurate. According to a recent study published […]

As more women come forward with abortion stories, both sides claim the advantage: shots

Demonstrators from both sides of the abortion debate protest outside the Supreme Court in 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Demonstrators from both sides of the abortion debate protest outside the Supreme Court in 2011. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Abortion rights advocates are increasingly asking women who have undergone the procedure […]

As More Women Tell Abortion Stories, Both Sides Claim the Advantage

Abortion rights advocates are increasingly asking women who have undergone the procedure to tell their stories publicly in a bid to combat the “shame and stigma” surrounding it. Over the past year, abortion activists have talked about their procedures online, in books, and in open forums on college campuses. One put her procedure on YouTube […]

Proof that women who share their abortion stories can make a difference – ThinkProgress

With the growing emphasis on women’s personal experiences in pregnancy decisions, some advocates have begun calling 2014 “the year of abortion history.” It’s easy to see why. Reproductive rights activists have recently launched new organizations, held events on college campuses, and hosted the first-ever livestreamed abortion talk — all in an effort to give women […]

Sharing abortion stories at Speakout aims to reduce shame and stigma

“For too long…stigma and shame have been used to silence people who have had abortions,” said Julia Reticker-Flynn, associate director of youth organizing and mobilization at Advocates for Youth. “One of the reasons for the silence around abortion is that people are afraid of being judged.” The story continues under the ad No kidding. I […]

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