Abortion Speakout Takes Over Today’s Internet Airwaves

Abortion activists, including many media figures, will be trying to make the political the personal again today with a marathon speakout until 9pm EST tonight, featuring people telling their own abortion stories.

Media figures like comedian Lizz Winstead, spoken word poet Sonya Renee, blogger and writer Jessica Valenti, and 100 artists, politicians and activists from all over the country will be participating in the livestream, which is viewable at RH Reality Check and The 1 in 3 Campaign.

There’s also a hashtag, #1in3speaks, that’s predictably become a tug-of-war between pro and anti-choice Tweets.

The ideology behind the effort is to combat stigma and normalize abortion narratives, doing the same important cultural work that art depicting abortions like Obvious Child or Friday Night Lights does.