Women Are Sharing Their Abortion Stories To Try To Tackle The Stigma Of Ending A Pregnancy
A new exhibition aims to show the wide range of reasons women have abortions. "Sometimes life is complicated," its creator said.
Posted on November 04, 2017
Laura Silver, BuzzFeed News Reporter
Women have been sharing their stories about why they chose to have abortions in the hope that a greater understanding of their reasons might help to tackle stigma around the procedure.
Last year almost 200,000 women in England and Wales chose to terminate a pregnancy, and one in three women will have an abortion in her lifetime, but the topic still remains relatively taboo.
In a new exhibition, My Body, My Life, opening at The Old Fire Station in Oxford on 7 November, clothing printed with women's abortion stories will be displayed to help demonstrate the complexities of those women's decisions.