Sick! #ShoutYourAbortion Campaign Explodes on Social Media

A #ShoutYourAbortion campaign meant to shatter the stigma surrounding abortion has gone viral on social media as women tweet their personal experiences.

Activists Lindy West, Amelia Bonow and Kimberly Morrison started the campaign over the weekend after the U.S. House voted to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, the Agence France-Presse reported. They say it’s intended to empower women to speak freely about their abortions. Thousands of women have since seized the opportunity.

“My abortion was in ‘10 & the career I’ve built since then fulfills me & makes me better able to care for kids I have now. #ShoutYourAbortion,” Ms. West tweeted Sunday.

In an article for The Guardian, she wrote, “Abortion is common. Abortion is happening. Abortion needs to be legal, safe and accessible to everyone. Abortion is a thing you can say out loud. I am not sorry.”