Mission Statement

Shout Your Abortion is a decentralized network of individuals talking about abortion on our own terms and encouraging others to do the same.

Following the U.S. Congress’s attempts to defund Planned Parenthood in 2015, the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion became a viral conduit for abortion storytelling, receiving extensive media coverage and positioning real human experiences at the center of America’s abortion debate for the very first time. SYA quickly evolved into a grassroots movement, which has inspired countless individuals to share their abortion stories through art, media, and community events all over the country.

Although a quarter of American women have abortions and seventy percent of Americans support abortion rights, access has been decimated in recent years and Roe vs. Wade is on the brink of reversal. This disconnect between public opinion and policy is a direct result of the prevailing expectation that those who have abortions remain silent, and this silence has allowed the anti-choice movement to dominate the conversation, unchallenged.

We’re in a fight for our lives, and it’s time to tell the truth. Every single day, all sorts of people have abortions, for every reason you can imagine. We are your siblings, your coworkers, your spouses and your friends. Abortion helps people live their best lives. We are the proof. And we’re only going to get louder.

#SYA in the Press

#ShoutYourAbortion has been covered by media outlets the world over.