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Pro-choice writer warns: negative abortion stories might have “political consequences”

by | Jul 24, 2014

 

By Sarah Terzo

Katie Stack

Katie Stack

Pro-choice writer Katie Stack encourages women to speak out about their abortions (and thus eliminate “stigma”) but they should only tell their stories if they are positive ones:

“On the one hand, I have urged women to remain true to their own feelings. On the other, I have understood that the tone of our narratives could hold political consequences. For so long the rhetoric of the pro-choice Democrat’s position has focused on “safe, legal and rare” – with the “rare” reinforcing the idea that abortion, though permissible, should be shameful and undesirable. Nobody wants to have an abortion, after all.”

From Katie Stack “Eliminating Abortion Stigma: Playing Offense Starts With You” RH Reality Check June 14, 2012.

Categories: Abortion