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Women Tweet Their Abortion Stories Using #ShoutYourAbortion Hashtag To Defend Their Right To Choose
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Women Tweet Their Abortion Stories Using #ShoutYourAbortion Hashtag To Defend Their Right To Choose

This weekend, women started using the #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag on Twitter in an effort to remove the stigma surrounding this controversial decision. The women using the hashtag explained why they decided to abort their unwanted pregnancies and why they don’t regret their decisions.

The Twitter hashtag was started by two writers, Lindy West and Amelia Bonow. Bonow wrote about her positive experience with Planned Parenthood, a reproductive health non-profit in the U.S. “The narrative of those working to defund Planned Parenthood relied on the assumption that abortion procedure is still something to be whispered about,” Bonow wrote on Facebook.

Though supporters of legal abortion rights in the U.S. have rallied around the Twitter thread, opponents have as well. Some have simply expressed their opposition to abortion laws, while others have also started shaming the women using it.

More info: Twitter | plannedparenthood.org

These two writers started the #ShoutYourAbortion hashtag

Image credits: Amelia Bonow / Lindy West

Here’s how others responded:

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ClaudiaMarquez
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6 years ago

I had my son at 21 years old. I'm attending college and working on 3 degrees while obtaining scholarships and ensuring his life is the best ever. My mom was raped and conceived me. I'm glad she didn't abort because of the circumstances. I plan on being a Nurse and helping the homeless while ensuring my son has the brightest future possible. He was conceived via failed contraceptive. I would never have given him up and aborting never crossed my mind. Truth is, where there's a will there's a way. Do I struggle? Yeah, but no more than anyone else. In the end, I benefit because he's the most special person to me in this world.

GraceDalton
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6 years ago

Awesome, thankyou so much for posting : )

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PatriciaMancine-Mraz
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6 years ago

I look back at what I did and I'm not in the least bit proud of it! I think about it often...

Ceecee
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6 years ago

I'm right there with you. I feel it was the worst choice I EVER made.

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guess
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6 years ago

Before this gets any more hate than it already has, just try and think from these women's perspectives. Please? I mean, I know I can't hate on any of them, because I've never been in their situation. NONE of you have been, I can guarantee you. You didn't grow up in their homes, learn what they did, witness what they saw or felt the same pain they have, so naturally you could never know for sure that you would do something different if you were in their shoes. We're no better nor worse than these women, and God loves us all the same regardless of our choices when we're backed into a corner. I will say that I wish that there was some other solution for their predicaments, that if only there could have been a way to avoid the pregnancy or put the child up for adoption, or anything that could have meant it's life would have been spared, but I WILL NOT stand to judge or watch any of you judging these women without speaking my mind because we simply have no right to do so. Let's pray instead

Soyexfox
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3 years ago

Everyone's feeling sorry for the women what about the baby's they had scraped out pray for the women but pray for the baby's too please xx

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ClaudiaMarquez
Community Member
6 years ago

I had my son at 21 years old. I'm attending college and working on 3 degrees while obtaining scholarships and ensuring his life is the best ever. My mom was raped and conceived me. I'm glad she didn't abort because of the circumstances. I plan on being a Nurse and helping the homeless while ensuring my son has the brightest future possible. He was conceived via failed contraceptive. I would never have given him up and aborting never crossed my mind. Truth is, where there's a will there's a way. Do I struggle? Yeah, but no more than anyone else. In the end, I benefit because he's the most special person to me in this world.

GraceDalton
Community Member
6 years ago

Awesome, thankyou so much for posting : )

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PatriciaMancine-Mraz
Community Member
6 years ago

I look back at what I did and I'm not in the least bit proud of it! I think about it often...

Ceecee
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm right there with you. I feel it was the worst choice I EVER made.

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guess
Community Member
6 years ago

Before this gets any more hate than it already has, just try and think from these women's perspectives. Please? I mean, I know I can't hate on any of them, because I've never been in their situation. NONE of you have been, I can guarantee you. You didn't grow up in their homes, learn what they did, witness what they saw or felt the same pain they have, so naturally you could never know for sure that you would do something different if you were in their shoes. We're no better nor worse than these women, and God loves us all the same regardless of our choices when we're backed into a corner. I will say that I wish that there was some other solution for their predicaments, that if only there could have been a way to avoid the pregnancy or put the child up for adoption, or anything that could have meant it's life would have been spared, but I WILL NOT stand to judge or watch any of you judging these women without speaking my mind because we simply have no right to do so. Let's pray instead

Soyexfox
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3 years ago

Everyone's feeling sorry for the women what about the baby's they had scraped out pray for the women but pray for the baby's too please xx

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