We Need To Change How We Talk about Abortion

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Conversations about abortion typically live in the shadows, which only makes the misinformation surrounding this common, safe medical procedure (and the stigma that follows) worse. It’s time for all of us to have a better understanding of what abortion really looks like today.

“Abortion is almost never regretted. Ninety-nine percent of people with unwanted pregnancies who are able to get an abortion still feel it was the right decision five years out. When looking back on the procedure, relief is the most common emotion people who have abortions feel over those five years.”