Leslie Cannold: I Had an Abortion… or Maybe I Didn’t —Why do you Care?
This is an important video regarding the topic of Shame. You may not feel strongly about the topic of abortion, but I’ll bet you do feel strongly about something. This TED talk will be meaningful for you.
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In the West, one in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime. Yet, society still places a stigma on this most mundane of medical procedures, and in doing so, perpetuates a cycle of shame that keeps abortion hidden and places unreasonable pressures on those needing or wanting one.
Leslie Cannold argues we must stop the cycle of shame, that it “doesn’t matter if I’ve had an abortion… or have I?”