Let’s Talk About Abortion

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Book Riot discusses the lack of female protagonists who’ve had abortions in literature:

For millions of women, abortion is not a statistic or a political platitude. Although public discourse around abortion tends to stick to abstractions, there is no one “abortion experience.” Women’s sexualities, pregnancies, and terminations are unique. Every woman has her own complex network of relationships, her own ambitions and fears, her own challenges and triumphs. An abortion is one thread, however thick or thin, long or short, in the tapestry of her life.


Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →