Storyteller: Renee Bracey Sherman

Stories by Renee Bracey Sherman

We Testify Texas

It has always been important that our movement lifts the voices of marginalized people who’ve had abortions to help shift the narrative surrounding the procedure, particularly in areas where access is hardest. That’s why we’re excited to announce the launch of We Testify Texas!   We Testify Texas is a partnership between Texas abortion funds, … Continue reading

Youth Testify

Young people have always been at the forefront of change. Historically, young people have been the ones to envision and create a freer and more compassionate future for their friends and families. That’s why Advocates for Youth and the National Network of Abortion Funds through their storytelling programs 1 in 3 Campaign and We Testify … Continue reading

We Testify Storytellers Saturate the Media During Roe 2018

We Testify Storytellers Saturate the Media During Roe 2018 In 2016, the National Network of Abortion Funds launched We Testify: Our Abortion Stories, a program dedicated to increasing the spectrum of abortion storytellers in the public sphere and shifting the way the media understands the context and complexity of accessing abortion care. Since We Testify … Continue reading

National Network of Abortion Funds Demands ICE Release Alejandra Pablos, Abortion Storyteller and Immigration Activist

The National Network of Abortion Funds demands the release of Alejandra Pablos, an undocumented abortion storyteller with We Testify, a program of the National Network of Abortion Funds, and immigration activist and organizer with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, being held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Arizona. The morning of March … Continue reading

Stephanie Testifies Against Florida’s Proposal 22

On January 25, 2018, We Testify Abortion Storyteller Stephanie Loraine testified before the Constitution Revision Commission at the Declaration of Rights Committee in opposition to Proposal 22, a policy that would undo the State of Florida’s Right to Privacy protections, and would open the floodgates for parental consent laws and 24-hour waiting period–recently thrown out … Continue reading

Storytellers Rise Up for Roe Press Call

At the National Network of Abortion Funds, we’ve always known that the Roe v. Wade decision didn’t make the right to an abortion a reality. Together, we are rising up and refusing to rewind to a past in which abortion was inaccessible. Ahead of the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision, We Testify abortion … Continue reading

Kayla’s Story

I am Black. I am young. I am a mother. I’ve had abortions. And I’m happy. Yet, the stigma on all of my identities means I get judged. This needs to change. That’s why I’m sharing my story, even with all the risks. I’m proud of my decisions. When I found out I was pregnant, … Continue reading

National Network of Abortion Funds, Advocates for Youth & National Abortion Federation Send 42 Abortion Stories to Senate Judiciary Committee Ahead of Gorsuch Hearing

Currently, the Senate is holding hearings for Neil Gorsuch to possibly fill the currently vacant seat on the United States Supreme Court. Protecting the legal right to an abortion is essential to abortion access, particularly after last year’s win in the case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. To illustrate the importance of abortion access to the … Continue reading