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The stigma around abortion is real and it hurts.  It keeps women who have experienced abortions silenced and isolated from one another.  It allows the danger of a single abortion story to dominate our understanding of what abortion is, rather than grow our understanding through multiple, complex stories.  According to Chimamanda Adichie, “the consequence of a single story is it robs people of dignity.”  And, according to Melissa Harris-Lacewell, the antidote to stigma is comfort.

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