A pro-abortion hashtag was met with a pro-life response when it trended on Twitter Monday.
The hashtag #shoutyourabortion was created by writers Lindy West and Amelia Bonow.
The campaign to defund PP “relies on the assumption that abortion is to be whispered about.” #ShoutYourAbortion pic.twitter.com/r1ilpCVr30
— Lindy West (@thelindywest) September 19, 2015
Bonow told Buzzfeed that her abortion was an “incredibly positive experience” and that the hashtag was started “in order to vocally align myself with Planned Parenthood … and let other women know that I feel that our continuing pervasive silence indicates that stigma has won.” Twitter users shared their reasons for having an abortion or supporting it with the hashtag.
It’s not about glorifying abortions. It’s acknowledging that we deserve the right to manage our own wellness. #ShoutYourAbortion
— Autumn (@AutumnKar) September 21, 2015
It’s 2015. Woman should be allowed to talk about a medical procedure without being called barbaric or self absorbed. #ShoutYourAbortion
— Kate (@Klassykatee) September 21, 2015
I haven’t had an abortion, but I would get one if I needed it, without shame. I support women and choice. #ShoutYourAbortion
— Inness Pryor (@innessfree) September 21, 2015
I can’t believe that women have to use #ShoutYourAbortion to justify to people why they aborted their child, it is a personal choice
— alex (@alexholt_) September 22, 2015
Pro-lifers used the hashtag to share their reasons for regretting an abortion or opposing it.
Pressured to abort, abandoned, attempted suicide. #ShoutYourAbortion
— Jewels Green ? (@Jewels_Green) September 22, 2015
my medical records: “born during saline abortion” i didn’t have an abortion. i Lived through one. #shoutyourabortion pic.twitter.com/muoeGxahHB
— Gianna Jessen (@giannajessen) September 22, 2015
So I take it @TheDemocrats have moved on from “safe, legal, and rare”? #ShoutYourAbortion
— Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) September 22, 2015
All great genocides start by dehumanizing the victim. #ShoutYourAbortion
— Alyssa Lafage (@AlyssaLafage) September 22, 2015
The only people who can #ShoutYourAbortion are the ones who weren’t aborted. This is an incomplete dialogue.
— FeministsNonviolence (@ffnvc) September 22, 2015
I’ve been on Twitter since 2011. #ShoutYourAbortion is the worst hashtag I’ve seen.
— Justen Charters (@JustenCharters) September 22, 2015
Hurting women suffering from effects of abortion are thrown aside by the radical pro abortion movement.This needs to end. #ShoutYourAbortion
— ELLYMAYE (@Ellysa_Maye) September 22, 2015
Seriously? #ShoutYourAbortion is trending? Shout this LOUDER: #PPSellsBabyParts pic.twitter.com/XR7nuVZmH7
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) September 22, 2015
#ShoutYourAdoption should be trending, not #ShoutYourAbortion.
— Sister Toldjah (@sistertoldjah) September 21, 2015
#ShoutYourAbortion or crying for for help? pic.twitter.com/1bghXvCnOr
— Mark Hemingway (@Heminator) September 21, 2015
Bragging about your abortion only shows how much you are hurting. There is help. http://t.co/FstDLosHfu #ShoutYourAbortion
— Abby Johnson (@AbbyJohnson) September 22, 2015
Friends, you don’t need to #shoutyourabortion We are listening. We care. There is healing after abortion. Check out Rachel’s Vineyard ?
— Victoria Gisondi (@VGisondi) September 22, 2015