Abortion advocates hold meeting to discuss, de-stigmatize and offer history of procedure in Virginia

Posted by: brad – Mar 20, 2017


Although 1 in 3 woman who become pregnant will have an abortion in their lifetime, the silence and stigma surrounding the procedure is vast, destructive and isolating.

Sharing stories is a powerful way to uplift the voices and experiences of those who have had abortions, including the too many we've already lost to unsafe, illegal procedures practiced where and when reproductive rights are limited and/or inaccessible.

Join Planned Parenthood Generation Action @ VCU for our first annual Abortion Speak-out as we fight the unnecessary stigmatization of abortion. This event will be raising funds for the Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project (RRFP); there is a suggested $5 donation at the door.

In addition to the storytellers’ performances, this event will also feature representatives from Planned Parenthood Advocates of VA and RRFP who will give a brief history of abortion access in the U.S. and in Commonwealth.

Generation Action hopes to make this an annual event with the ultimate goal of facilitating a more understanding, non-judgmental conversation surrounding abortion.

If you are interested in sharing your abortion story personally or by having it read by one of our Gen Action members, please use this submission form.

Submissions can be completely confidential.
Please RSVP if you are coming!