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FFRF joins 117 organizations to end abortion stigma

Along with 100-plus other organizations, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is calling for public officials and policymakers to end the unjust stigma associated with abortion.

Crafted in collaboration with groups such as American Atheists, American Civil Liberties Union, American Humanist Association, Guttmacher Institute, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, SisterSong: Women of Color Collective and Whole Women’s Health, a joint open letter affirms that abortion is health care and that abortion stigma is core to the anti-abortion movement. This stigma manifests in harmful misinformation about abortion and in draconian legislation, such as the Texas abortion ban. Low-income, Black and Indigenous women, people of color, immigrants, people with

Along with 100-plus other organizations, the Freedom From Religion Foundation is calling for public officials and policymakers to end the unjust stigma associated with abortion.

Crafted in collaboration with groups such as American Atheists, American Civil Liberties Union, American Humanist Association, Guttmacher Institute, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, SisterSong: Women of Color Collective and Whole Women’s Health, a joint open letter affirms that abortion is health care and that abortion stigma is core to the anti-abortion movement. This stigma manifests in harmful misinformation about abortion and in draconian legislation, such as the Texas abortion ban. Low-income, Black and Indigenous women, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community and rural women are most impacted by these harmful practices. Read the full letter here.

An important step to overcome this anti-science, religiously rooted legislation is to not be afraid to say the word “abortion.” Barbara Alvarez, FFRF’s inaugural Anne Nicol Gaylor Reproductive Rights Intern, has written a blog post piece about the importance of destigmatizing abortion through language. It can be read here.

The freethought and reproductive rights movement are working together to protect abortion from unfair stigmatization.

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