118 Organizations Call on Public Officials, Policymakers to End Stigma, Use the Word Abortion

A broad group of 118 organizations advocating for reproductive health, rights, and justice have released an open letter to public officials and policymakers asking them to help break down abortion stigma. The letter states:

It is imperative that public officials and policy makers help to dismantle stigma and express support for people who have abortions in the language they use and the policies they introduce. Accordingly, public officials and policy makers should explicitly use the word abortion and communicate that: 

  • abortion is essential health care
  • abortion is part of the full range of reproductive health services and should not be singled out for burdens
  •  access to abortion is a human right.”

You can read the letter and see all the groups who have signed on to it HERE.