Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards urged women Tuesday to push the pro-abortion movement to the next level by publicly bragging about their own abortions, saying the next step is get rid of the “stigma and shame” surrounding abortion.
“I think it’s time for us to be bold,” Richards said (at the 6:20 mark in the video) at the Makers women’s conference in California. “And so I want to ask you to do something or think about doing something. And that is to share your own story. This is the time to do it.”
Ticking off a list of stories women should tell in order to rid the pro-choice movement of an unwanted negative stigma, Richards said it’s important for women to speak publicly about their visits to Planned Parenthood clinics, and their experience with abortion.
“Maybe you had a pregnancy and you had to make a decision,” she said. “And thank goodness you could make that decision in consultation with your doctor and with your family, and not your member of Congress. Those stories are important to share, because you’ll never know the thousands of women that you give courage to or comfort to because you shared your story.”