This tweet-stream is from a friend of mine @KnittingRad (named by permission). She posted it on Sunday 1/22/2012, the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, where she shared publicly for the first time that she’s had an abortion. I asked her permission to share it via the Abortion Gang, and she enthusiastically agreed
I feel strongly that more women’s stories of having abortions need to be told, need to be heard. We need to encourage each other as women to come out of the shadows, out of the shame, and out of the imposed stigma. It’s only by the sharing of our stories and asserting the rightness of those choices (especially when they include abortion) that we begin to dismantle the stigma of abortion.
I’m proud to know @KnittingRad; for this and many other reasons she’s a brave, fierce woman.