Television can be frustrating because there is a tendency for people and problems to be oversimplified. Scandal is not always an exception to this, but we’ve seen time and time again compelling ways that current problems in American life are lifted up, carefully critiqued and addressed by the end of the episode.
Advocates have never said abortion stories alone could bring about policy changes, and this isn’t the only type of change we seek.
Whether you need words to describe sisterhood, love, or even the intergenerational effects of the Transatlantic Slave Trade on the psychological health of Black folks, there is a Toni Morrison quote for that!
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When Brittany Mostiller shared her abortion story in November as part of a 1 in 3 Campaign abortion speak-out, she talked about how the economic challenges she was facing informed her decision to have an abortion.
All too often, people become fed up with the narratives told about them, and the weight of keeping that secret is far heavier and outweighs that of speaking out.
How would it be “demeaning” to talk about abortion in a sitcom about a gynecologist’s office?
“Congrats on killing your baby. Nice job,” the first Facebook post said. It had seven “likes.”
“From my perspective, what is amazing about this story is that the abortion is not the beginning or end of the story—the way we usually tell abortion stories.”
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.