Spread the Word About Abortion Pills!

Środa, Październik 28, 2020 blog Share

They exist, they’re safe, and they work.

Laptop sticker

I have a box full of stickers for AbortionPillInfo.org, and one of my favorite ways to share them is to hand them out at rallies and marches. Which is what I was doing at the start of the October 17 Women’s March when I spotted a longtime acquaintance in a “VOTE!” mask and a Ruth Bader Ginsberg t-shirt. 

I walked over to say hi and offered her a sticker. She plucked it from my outstretched hand and looked it over. I could see her raising her eyebrows, even behind her sunglasses and mask, as she looked back at me and said, “Abortion pills, really?”

“Yes!” I told her. “They’re safe and up to 95 percent effective in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy when they’re used properly, and this organization gives people information about getting and using them.”

“Oh!” she exclaimed. “I didn’t know there was any such thing! I thought you were just being sarcastic about people who think birth control pills cause abortions.”

At that point, the crowd started moving, so I had to dash back to the friends I was marching with, but before I did, I let her know that I’d be happy to talk to her about it any time if she had questions.

And then I spent the rest of the day feeling frustrated that so many people still don’t know about medication abortion, even though it’s been around for decades. People can’t go looking for accurate, up-to-date information about self-managing abortion with pills if they don’t know that abortion pills even exist. 

Help us spread the word! Tell the people you know that abortion pills are a real, safe, effective thing. Tell them that they can learn lots more at AbortionPillInfo.org and on the Euki reproductive health app for iOS and Android. You can even grab some of our artwork and make your own stickers to hand out and stick up where people are likely to see them!