Women from all sides of the political spectrum, from all backgrounds, from all races and all classes have the shared experience of having had an abortions. 1 in 3 women in the United States has had an abortion, yet the stigma attached to it is so great that many of us are silent about it, hence giving up our power to organize and allowing conservative anti-choice powers to control the narrative, and ultimate pass laws.
There is a power in our shared experience and that is why I created this poster encouraging women to come out about their abortions and to share their stories. My intent with this piece was to speak out against the shame, the isolation, and the secrecy surrounding abortion.
As we tell our stories and support our family and friends as they come forward with theirs, we begin build a culture of compassion, empathy, and support. It’s time for us to come out in support of each other and in support of access to legal and safe abortion care in our communities.