For An Ethical Storysharing Pilot Project Intended To Destigmatize Abortion

Many believe that encouraging more women to speak out about their abortions to their friends and acquaintances could move those friends’ and acquaintances’ political views in the pro-choice direction. This grant supports a pilot project being launched by Exhale, an organization by and for women who have had abortions, to learn both how to support women in sharing these stories and whether hearing a personal story from a friend who has had an abortion makes the listener more supportive of abortion rights.
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Although one in three women in the United States will have an abortion during her lifetime, there is stigma and secrecy around abortion. To change the culture around abortion, which may have a long-term effect on political support, Exhale creates opportunities for women who have had abortions to share their stories and be heard. This unrestricted grant would support activities including a post-abortion talk line, publishing a book and documentary film about Exhale’s "pro-voice" approach, and media outreach with real personal stories about abortion experiences.

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