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The Abortion Diaries

– Sarah W., BADP Doula and Blogger

The BADP’s first quarterly meet-up and ongoing training for abortion doulas happened back in Februrary.  If you weren’t at the meeting you can get a lot out of watching the documentary that was screened there.

The Abortion Diaries is a short documentary by Penny Lane.  The twelve women who tell their stories in this film surprise us by failing to fit any of the standard polarized narratives that are commonly manipulated by media and politicians in the abortion debates.  They are simply, painfully, beautifully human stories.

You can watch the entire documentary online at The Abortion Diaries website.

BADP doula Barby observed, “one of the most striking points of the movie was that most women recounted having never talked about abortion before having one and never even hearing it mentioned before they “joined the club.” This silence is central to creating the fear and stigma around abortion. It reminded me how valuable and important it is to share our experience with each other.”

Watch this space for an announcement of an upcoming opportunity the BADP is working on to make space for people to share their abortion experiences.

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