Everyone loves someone who's had an abortion. Yet stigma and judgement persist. High levels of stigma around abortion are creating a culture of silence, meaning women who need safe services often lack essential information on where to access them. Stigma feeds silence, and silence feeds myths. Myths that misinform, mislead and further stigmatise. It’s a vicious and harmful circle that we need to break.
Today, we are calling on our supporters to break that wall of silence by sharing their reasons for being pro-choice across social media. We need you to speak out and take a stand to #SmashAbortionStigma.
Together, we can create an environment where every woman and pregnant person feels safe in their choice, without fear of judgement or discrimination.
of all pregnancies will end in abortion
In the UK, only
of women would tell their family if they were considering an abortion
Worldwide, one in four pregnancies end in abortion, yet stigma persists. Find out below how you can be part of the movement to end abortion stigma.
The campaign aims to tackle the culture of silence that persists around abortion by encouraging pro-choice people around the world to raise their voices in support of every woman’s right to choose.
We are calling on our supporters to speak out and take a stand to #SmashAbortionStigma through conversation. Get involved by sharing messages on social media, promoting the hashtag, or recording a short video of support.
If you are a journalist interested in supporting the campaign, you can find the press release and contact information here.