The True Meaning Behind #ShoutYourAbortion!

Credit: Morgue File

Credit: Morgue File

#ShoutYourAbortion! This hashtag has been surfacing nearly everywhere. The hashtag arose while Republicans are making the efforts to take funding away from Planned Parenthood.

The movement started Saturday with a Facebook post by Amelia Bonow, who recounted the story of her abortion and the “inexpressible level of gratitude” she felt afterward,  according to Fox. 

Amelia Bonow stated:

“I am telling you this today because the narrative of those working to defund Planned Parenthood relies on the assumption that abortion is still something to be whispered about. Plenty of people still believe that on some level — if you are a good woman — abortion is a choice which should accompanied by some level of sadness, shame, or regret. But you know what? I have a good heart and having an abortion made me happy in a totally unqualified way. Why wouldn’t I be happy that I was not forced to become a mother?”

The hashtag is everywhere on social media. Many people are telling their stories and several are claiming that the abortions were necessary, even positive, moments in their lives!

Although, some did have an issue with it and felt as though it was a “too-much-in your face!”

Here are some tweets below:

@JKcallwayYAY- My wife and I had an abortion when she was in college. 15 years later we’re still together w/ 2 beautiful sons #NoRegret #ShoutYourAbortion

@AmyMek- Abortion does not make you unpregnant. It makes you the parent of a dead child. #ShoutYourAbortion

@AlyssaLafage- Instead of using the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion why not drop the PC language and say #IKilledMyBabyAndImProudOfIt

The effort to remove federal funding from Planned Parenthood from conservatives who believe that the women’s health organization tries to profit from the sale of fetal tissue from abortions.

The clearly sparked major controversy by a series of secretly recorded videos showing Planned Parenthood executives discussing the transfer of fetal tissue.

According to Planned Parenthood, they follow the federal law which does not allow the sale of human tissue but allows reimbursement for “reasonable” costs.

Republicans in Congress have made taking funding away from the organization a priority. It was also a significant topic at last week’s GOP presidential debate, according to Fox.


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