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Watch: The first live-streamed national abortion speakout

1in3Speakout9BlockYou can watch the first ever live-streamed, national abortion speak-out today. Between 1 pm to 9 pm ET, over 100 people — including many Feministing friends — will be talking about their personal experiences with abortion here

As the 1 in 3 Campaign’s Debra Hauser explains, “We are telling our stories on November 20th and throughout the year to shatter the silence, break through the political rhetoric, and put women’s real life experiences at the center of efforts to ensure abortion access for women and their families.”

I won’t be joining the speakout but I’ve written about my own abortion before, and I’m super excited about this event. Telling abortion stories can be a powerful way to break down the stigma around the issue. And a speakout like this — that includes the experiences of dozens of folks — is a good way to undercut the “danger of the single story” and highlight how incredibly diverse abortion stories are.

Watch here!

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Maya Dusenbery is executive director in charge of editorial at Feministing. She is the author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick (HarperOne, March 2018). She has been a fellow at Mother Jones magazine and a columnist at Pacific Standard magazine. Her work has appeared in publications like,, Bitch Magazine, as well as the anthology The Feminist Utopia Project. Before become a full-time journalist, she worked at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. A Minnesota native, she received her B.A. from Carleton College in 2008. After living in Brooklyn, Oakland, and Atlanta, she is currently based in the Twin Cities.

Maya Dusenbery is an executive director of Feministing and author of the forthcoming book Doing Harm on sexism in medicine.

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