Despite the fact that 1 in 4 women will have an abortion before the age of 45, abortion remains highly stigmatized. Especially in a red state like Missouri, abortion can seem like something women should keep secret, instead of an incredibly safe and common procedure.
But when women keep quiet about their abortions, we allow the idea that abortion is something shameful to persist, keeping the procedure stigmatized. That’s why NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri is committed to sharing real women’s stories about abortion — We want women who are contemplating or have had an abortion to know that they are not alone and they don’t need to feel shame around their choice to obtain an abortion.
Click on the links below to read abortion stories from real Missourians.