Lift Every Voice - "Shout Your Abortion” Is Changing the Conversation
by Caroline Reilly
Published on November 1, 2018
In 2015, Amelia Bonow shared her abortion story on her Facebook page.
Roughly a year after having her abortion, Bonow watched as the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood, where she had gone to have her procedure. Incensed by a culmination of rising anti-choice animus, she decided to proudly and matter-of-factly announce that she’d had an abortion—and that she regarded this experience with gratitude. A friend, appreciative of her disclosure, asked if she could share it on Twitter.
“WE NEED A HASHTAG #SHOUTYOURABORTION,” she texted.