“Do you have insurance?” the nurse asked me as I checked in for my abortion.
I am thoroughly unimpressed by you, Ryan Bomberger and your insidious campaign of shaming…
Abortions were something I knew other people had—a right I supported, but I stayed out of the conversation in case someone would find me out.
Did someone on television say the word abortion?
Two stories really struck me, the first an allegory about rape and the shame forced upon survivors.
Not all men are against abortion—many think it is a complicated issue and support their partners in their decision-making.
This remarkable image reportedly depicts preparations for one of the first legal abortions in Illinois.
I frequently hear variations on these themes: “abortion is a white feminist thing,” “black people are against abortion,” or “abortion is black genocide.”
Forty years after abortion became legal in the United States we are still wading in waters that run deep.
The shame that is associated with abortion and other difficult reproductive health decisions forces women to display an act of grieving whether they feel that way or not.