(WTXF/STORYFUL) - Women took to social media on Monday in an attempt to de-stigmatize abortion by sharing their stories and using the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion.
Writer and editor Lindy West originated the hashtag.
In light of a bill to defund Planned Parenthood being approved by Congress, she tweeted on September 19, “The campaign to defund PP ‘relies on the assumption that abortion is to be whispered about.’ #ShoutYourAbortion.”
Since then, women all over the county have heard West’s plea and responded, shouting their abortions on various social media platforms.
beaten, n left 4 dead. thats how my rapist left me. then he left something inside of me. i got ride of it thanks to PPH #ShoutYourAbortion— Nikki Smokes (@WriterMizSmokes) September 21, 2015
I'm not sorry about my two abortions. My choice, my life. #ShoutYourAbortion— Myra Fishburn (@fishburnm) September 21, 2015