The reasons women give for having an abortion underscore their understanding of the responsibilities of parenthood and family life.
The birth control pill is one of most effective non-permanent methods of contraception – nearly 100% effective in preventing pregnancy.
Women who obtain abortions represent every religious affiliation, race and financial status
About 61% of abortions are obtained by women who have one or more children.
Because we’re in the business of stigma eradication, we founded the Whole Woman’s Texas action Fund, a non-profit group dedicated to helping women access abortion services. Unfortunately, abortion has a lot of stigma surrounding it whether it comes in the form of protesters at clinics or from anti-choice legislation in our government. Not only does this stigma put abortion care in a bad light, it also reduces the access to it and makes it increasingly difficult for women to have access to the procedure, whether it be financially or geographically. The stigma not only creates tolerance for harassment of patients and providers, but also places massive barriers between a woman and the care that she needs when making a choice about terminating a pregnancy.
Since the passage of Roe v. Wade in 1973, over 50 million women have obtained an abortion, and current rates show that approximately 1 in 3 women will undergo an abortion in their lifetime. Where are these women in the national or even local discussions? Stigma surrounding one of the safest, most common medical procedures in the nation has pushed those involved in to silence, creating an open arena for others working to limit access.
We understand that the unnecessary processes legislated by the government are adding significantly to the time and financial burdens faced by women seeking abortions. Our mission is to support and aid women in their effort to obtain an abortion amidst the constraints caused by stigma.
Want to see how you can get involved or make a donation to the fund? You can do all of that here.