True stories about all things reproductive justice.
Explore the voices below and discover ways to get involved.
WHAT REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE MEANS TO ME
“It loved me when the world told me my blackness was unlovable.”
Written by Liberated Goddess | Read by Bernardita Yunis
MY SEX LIFE: FRAGMENTS
"They will tell you that your body remembers trauma as well as your brain.
Show me where I hold this hurt."
Written by Kat Gillespie | Read by Talia Aygun
MY THIRD TRIMESTER ABORTION
"I could not live with bringing her into the world to suffer."
Written by Kate Carson | Read by Alejandra Wilcox
MY BODY IS NOT FOR THE LORD
"As an adolescent in small-town Central Texas, the Worth the Wait program failed me, and it failed all of my classmates."
Written by Auto | Read by Alex Feltes
TRANS WOMEN MAY SOON GIVE BIRTH - A TRANS WOMAN'S PERSPECTIVE
"I would gladly take the cramps, the morning sickness, the pain of childbirth. I would be grateful and
"There are as many reasons for having an abortion as there are women that seek them."
Written by Cali Ormsby | Read by Mikayla
WHAT MY PARTNER'S ABORTION TAUGHT ME
"Reproductive rights are not only women’s issues — they benefit men, too. We don’t say that often
Written by Christopher Keelty | Read by Mark Fairbrother
A PERSON'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE
“My story is just one of hundreds of thousands of transgender and nonbinary people who know that
reproductive health is not a woman’s issue: it’s a human right.”
Essay by Mason Dunn | Read by Jake Townsend | This essay was originally published on Cognoscenti, WBUR Boston’s ideas and opinion page.
"FAILED SELF-ABORTION WITH A WIRE HANGER": LETTER FROM A NAMESAKE TO AN ANCESTOR
“Now more than ever, when the possibility of death caused by unsafe abortions is raised, whether in
classrooms, online, or everyday conversation, I bristle at the knowledge of you.”
I WAS SHAMED INTO LYING ABOUT MY ABORTION
“Many women will always see abortion as the most humane and compassionate choice they can
Written by Jenny Lee Corvo | Read by Greta Rieder