This project is called #noshame as an antidote to the anti-choice propaganda that can be used to frighten people into believing abortion causes emotional or physical harm. Alliance for Choice understands that abortion is a vital part of reproductive healthcare. Research shows that there is no evidence to support claims that abortion is harmful and very few people go on to regret the decision. We should be free to make informed choices without prejudice, stigma or fear playing a part.
The stories captured through ‘In Her Shoes NI’ depict a complex range of emotions because they are the voices of real women and pregnant people in difficult circumstances. Overwhelmingly, we hear from people and we are people who believe their abortion was the right decision for them.
It is vital that we are trusted and supported to make our own decisions and that our authentic voices are heard. For too long we have been silenced. It is time to end the stigma and shame.