Thousands of women turned to Twitter Monday to publicly laud their abortions.
Using the viral hashtag "#ShoutYourAbortion," women from various backgrounds explained why they chose to terminate their pregnancies and how they thought it had benefited their lives.
I've never wanted to have children, so I had an abortion. I'm thriving, without guilt, without shame, without apologies. #ShoutYourAbortion— favianna rodriguez (@favianna rodriguez) 1442871204.0
A fully developed human woman is more important than a fetus. #shoutyourabortion #istandwithpp— Bonita Applebum (@Bonita Applebum) 1442868993.0
I was a married mother of 6 whose husband was struggling to make ends meet. We made the best decision for OUR family. #ShoutYourAbortion— datchik (@datchik) 1442855877.0
I had an abortion. My body, my life, my choice. End of story. #shoutyourabortion— FemSense (@FemSense) 1442851310.0
I'm proud to have had an abortion. Was a time I respected my life, relationship & body enough to do what was right for me #shoutyourabortion— Robyn Swirling (@Robyn Swirling) 1442788634.0
Others, however, were disturbed that the hashtag would trend on Twitter. Conservative pundit Michelle Malkin called on activists to tweet with a counter-hashtag to highlight a recent series of undercover videos that purport to show abortion-provider Planned Parenthood selling fetal parts.
Seriously? #ShoutYourAbortion is trending? Shout this LOUDER: #PPSellsBabyParts http://t.co/XR7nuVZmH7— Michelle Malkin (@Michelle Malkin) 1442883378.0
#ShoutYourAdoption should be trending, not #ShoutYourAbortion.— Sister Toldjah 😁 (@Sister Toldjah 😁) 1442878772.0
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