5. Celebrity Women Shout Their Abortions.
This past week, BUST magazine put out a list showcasing 10 celebrity women who have been open about the abortions they’ve received, and about not regretting or feeling ashamed of their decisions. First of all, the list was full of powerhouse ladies who have basically conquered the world and are some of the best feminist role models of all time (ahem, Nicki Minaj, Gloria Steinem, Cecile Richards...need we say more?), and it was moving to read about their triumphs in choosing to live their lives to their fullest. But more to the point, the list highlighted how so often it is assumed that women who choose to abort (or are forced to abort for any number of reasons) should feel guilty or ashamed of their actions for the rest of their lives. Pulling together 10 incredibly successful and inspirational women who have lived through the experience of an abortion and have come out the other side braver and better equipped to find themselves sends a message to women everywhere that receiving an abortion does not degrade your womanhood or your personhood, but is, in fact, a human right and, is in many cases, a smart healthcare decision. We have some rill serious thoughts about this, here. Please read. #TeamUterus