To show what a safe abortion looks like, empower and educate women, and to put in contrast the imagery that religious and pro-life groups use, a woman took secret cellphone photos of her abortion and posted them on her site, ThisIsMyAbortion.com.
As she explains in her article in The Guardian:
The protesters in turn had moved across the street, but otherwise remained the same.Viewing, again, the horrific graphic images they displayed, I wasn't sure if I was more afraid of being harmed by the anti-abortion protesters or if I was more anxious about the procedure itself.
But once past the bulletproof doors to the clinic, I entered a sanctuary.
Counselled, educated and physically readied, I let go of my anxieties in this safe space. The procedure itself, albeit uncomfortable, was straightforward and passed with ease. After all was done, with minor cramping, I took myself home where I slept off the remains of the day.
Thinking of my mother and her harrowing journey, I knew I was incredibly privileged to have had my body handled by medical experts, and my psyche held by empathetic professionals.
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