In the Press

We Testify storytellers are changing the narrative around abortion by sharing their truths in the media, with lawmakers, and in their communities. Check out our latest media clips below.

New Study Reveals Americans Are Actually Supportive When People Talk About Getting an Abortion Link to full article. Opens in new window

We Testify Abortion Storytellers spoke to Glamour about a new study and the supportive reactions they received when sharing their abortion stories.

"When sharing your story with others, you are removing the shame and stigma while letting others know that they are not alone."

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Women Get Deeply Honest About Why They Had Abortions As Moms Link to full article. Opens in new window

"I'm sure that I would have loved that baby if I had kept it — but I also know it would have been a struggle. We thought were done having kids, so I would have resented the way it would have changed my life, and the effect it would have had on my children and my relationship with my husband." - Rana Barar, We Testify Abortion Storyteller

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Women Get Deeply Honest About Why They Had Abortions As Moms Link to full article. Opens in new window

"When I figured out I was pregnant, we were immediately on the same page about not wanting another child. We hadn't explicitly discussed what we would do in this situation, not since we were younger and first dating. But with this news, we were both like, 'OK, I guess I'm getting an abortion.'" - Rana Barar, We Testify Abortion Storyteller

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Forty-Four Years After Roe V. Wade, I’m Still Fighting For Abortion Rights Link to full article. Opens in new window

On the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, We Testify Abortion Storyteller Brittany Mostiller talks about the impact of the Hyde Amendment on abortion access, what she hears from callers to the Chicago Abortion Fund, and what her abortion meant to her.

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What My Abortion Experiences Taught Me: Ending Stigma Requires Unconditional Support Link to full article. Opens in new window

"What I’ve learned after having two abortions is that in order to see the landmark ruling fully realized—while we still have the opportunity to do so—we need to combat the stigma that continues to exist around abortion care. That work begins with showing the people in our lives unconditional support for their decisions." - Kelsea McLain, We Testify Abortion Storyteller

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Why Anti-Choice Politicians Inspired Me to Share My Abortion Story Link to full article. Opens in new window

"I’m not known for my silence. My laugh is typically the loudest in the room; my friends and family know my opinion on everything; and most folks think my life is an open book. But for 17 years I kept a secret—a silence that was not broken until last year when I finally shared my abortion story." - Kristine Kippins, We Testify Abortion Storyteller

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We Testify Storyteller Rana Barar shares her abortion story with Redbook.
"I was lucky in the sense that I have solid health insurance and we live in the Bay Area with easy access to abortion care. We didn't have to struggle to pay for the abortion. Still, there were unexpected hurdles to jump: My doctor required a counseling phone call with a nurse, then an in-person counseling session a week later, then the actual procedure, which put me at eight weeks along."

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‘Abortion May Be Legal But…’: The Uneven Promise of ‘Roe’ Link to full article. Opens in new window

We Testify Abortion Storyteller Aziza Jones talked to Rewire about her abortion and what hasn't changed since Roe v. Wade made abortion legal.

“There was no way I could afford [a $450 abortion] with rent, groceries, and everything else."

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