1 and 3Did you know that one in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime? This is a national fact that the Advocates for Youth is using in hopes of reducing the stigma that surrounds abortion.

This week the organization launched its 1 in 3 campaign by hosting a series of events where women have been invited to share stories about abortion publically. The goal of the project is to build “a culture of empathy, justice, and support” for women’s reproductive rights. Since the launch, the group has hosted a live Facebook chat and published a compilation of abortion stories into a paperback book.

To create a sense of community, women are also asked to sign a pledge to “speak out against the shaming of women who have had an abortion” on their website.

The silence and stigma end here.

To learn more about the campaign, visit the website here.

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  • Barry

    @Rena – I see you couldn’t refute my point that women have 13 different birth control options, incl the female condom! Men have one – condoms – 13>1. So how is it that men have “plenty” of options? Do you even know what you are talking about? And while both men and women can practice abstinence, and have surgical procedures to prevent pregnancy – let’s live in the real world, ok? And still, abortion is domestic violence and a killing.

    • 9Boots

      @ Barry

      The real world is YOU keeping your zipper up or YOU getting a snip snip down south. Be a man and take authority over YOUR body. Understand.

  • Jjean

    I don’t believe shaming other women for having abortions is right and or fair. However I do believe our generation really needs to reexamine the blatant disregard for human life. Life is life, no matter what name we give it. I believe we as women should have rights and that goes for unborn women too.

  • I wonder what the statistics would look like by race i.e. black women; this seems pretty high. I think the last time I checked white women account for 36% of abortions, black women for 30%, Hispanic women for 25%, and women of other races for 9%.

    Any who, rather than promoting this statistic and worrying about the stigma of abortion, it would be more beneficial to look into the lives of women who have unplanned pregnancies and look into whether rape, low self esteem, lack of knowledge about condoms, spermicide, Plan B, birth control, and other measures, lack of role models, and etc. is behind unplanned pregnancies.

    Prevention should always be the focus.

    • Those statistics do not account for abortions that took place in private practices nor back alleys. I am sure if all data was captured and reported, we would see different numbers.

  • Jessica

    1,200 BLACK BABIES ARE TORN APART EACH DAY AT THE REQUEST OF THEIR BLACK MOTHERS VIA THE ABORTION PROCESS!

    7.200 BLACK BABIES DIE EVERY WEEK IN AMERICA! AND BLACK PEOPLE DON’T SEEM TO BE AWARE OF THIS HORRENDOUS SITUATION IN OUR CULTURE.
    WE ARE COMMITTING DO-IT-YOURSELF-GENOCIDE! NO WHITES IN OUR PAST HAVE KILLED BLACK AMERICANS AT THE RATE THAT WE ARE EXTERMINATING OURSELVES TODAY.

    IF WE COMMIT THE WHOLESALE SLAUGHTER OF OUR OWN BABIES, WHAT’S TO STOP OUR OWN AND OTHERS FROM SLAUGHTERING US AS EVERY OTHER STAGE OF LIFE? BECAUSE WE DON’T VALUE BLACK LIFE IN AMERICA – NOBODY ELSE DOES – BLACK BOYS DON’T; WHITE COPS DON’T; OUR SOCIETY DOESN’T.

    BLACK MEN NEED TO STAND AGAINST THE ANNIHILATION OF THEIR SEED.
    THEY NEED TO COMMIT TO THE PROTECTION OF BLACK GIRLS & WOMEN FROM DEBASEMENT BY BLACK BOYS & MEN. THEY NEED TO COMMIT TO MONOGAMOUS ROMANCE & MARRIAGE. ALL BLACK PEOPLE NEED TO PROTECT BLACK LIFE FROM CONCEPTION!