Feministing Follow Friday: End Abortion Stigma, Vol. I

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Watching Obvious Child, we were struck by the power of opening up conversations about reproductive decisions. Here are five activists, organizers, and projects working to end abortion stigma.

  • Sea Change Program (@SeaChangeProg): We’re dedicated to transforming the culture of stigma around abortion and other reproductive experiences. Let’s make shift happen.
  • Backline (@YourBackline): Backline promotes unconditional and judgment-free support for decisions, feelings and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion.
  • Renee Bracey Sherman (@RBraceySherman): School: @Cornell MPA, Work: @Wikipedia, Fellow: @seachangeprog, Write:@EchoingIda • #IHadAnAbortion • Biracial Black Chicagoan • Love: Milk&Cats • views=me
  • My Abortion My Life (@PretermMAML): My Abortion, My Life is a public awareness campaign to end the silence and shame surrounding abortion.
  • Emily Letts (@Lettsdance101): 1 in 3 women will have an abortion by the age of 45. Its time to stop denying and start supporting.

Special thanks to Steph Herold for her help compiling this list. More coming next week! Leave recommendations in the comments. We’re particularly interested in local groups tweeting about their on-the-ground organizing. And, of course, follow @feministing.


Alexandra Brodsky spends too much time on the internet.

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Alexandra Brodsky was a senior editor at Feministing.com. During her four years at the site, she wrote about gender violence, reproductive justice, and education equity and ran the site's book review column. She is now a Skadden Fellow at the National Women's Law Center and also serves as the Board Chair of Know Your IX, a national student-led movement to end gender violence, which she co-founded and previously co-directed. Alexandra has written for publications including the New York Times, the Atlantic, the Guardian, and the Nation, and she is the co-editor of The Feminist Utopia Project: 57 Visions of a Wildly Better Future. She has spoken about violence against women and reproductive justice at campuses across the country and on MSNBC, ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, FOX, ESPN, and NPR.

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