September 28 #StepIntoOurShoes Video Series!

These videos are part of a global campaign “Step Into Our Stories, Step Into Our Shoes” for access to safe and legal abortion by Love Matters in partnership with WGNRR.

Testimonial U.S.

This story was drawn from the 1 in 3 Campaign, a project of Advocates for Youth. To read other stories from North America, visit 1 in 3 U.S. women will have an abortion by the age of 45. Access to abortion in the U.S. varies from state to state. In the last four years, lawmakers have introduced over 200 restrictions on abortion country-wide. Share and Like this video if you support access to safe and legal abortion as a human right.

Read the full transcript of the letter here.


Testimonial Northern Ireland

This story was drawn from The Abortion Diary. To listen to Rosa’s story in full, visit…. Access to abortion in Northern Ireland is highly restricted. Because of this, more than 1,000 women each year travel from Northern Ireland to other parts of the United Kingdom in order to have an abortion, for which they would have to pay privately for the procedure. Share and Like this video if you support access to safe and legal abortion as a human right.

Read the full transcript of the letter here.

Testimonial Mexico

The testimonial from this video comes from #Mexico thanks to the #YoAborto Campaign by FondoMaria. The full story is available on here:…In 2007, Mexico City legalized abortion on all grounds, up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. However abortion remains criminalized in 21 out of 32 states.

Read the full transcript of the letter here.

Testimonial India

The story for this video comes from a young woman from India. While abortion laws in India are relatively liberal, many women continue to face barriers to receiving safe, legal abortion care. Challenges include difficulty finding providers willing to perform abortion, lack of awareness of the legal status of abortion, and fear of stigma for seeking an abortion.

Read the full transcript of the letter here.


Testimonial Kenya

The testimonial from this video comes from #Kenya with the help and support of our wonderful partners at @TICAH. In Kenya, access to abortion is highly restricted, where it is only legally accessible in cases of rape, incest, or if the woman’s life or health is in danger. Two supportive medical opinions are also required before the procedure can be legally performed.

Read the full transcript of the letter here.

September 28 Global Day of Action

Every woman has the right to life, dignity, bodily integrity, personal liberty, privacy, self-determination, the highest level of reproductive health, and the right to live free from violence and discrimination. In countries where abortion is criminalised or otherwise restricted by laws, economic, physical, and cultural barriers, women are systematically denied their basic human rights.

Abortion Worldwide
abortion_worldwideGuttmacher Institute:
An estimated 40 million abortions will take place in the developing world in 2012. Most of these procedures will be clandestine and unsafe, taking a terrible toll on women’s lives. Reducing the number of unsafe abortions is essential for improving public health. And it’s the basic right of every woman to decide whether and when to have a child—without having to put her health or life at risk.
Ending Unsafe Abortion in Asia
ippfeseaorIPPF ESEAOR:
In conjunction with the International Campaign for Decriminalization of Abortion, IPPF ESEAOR is launching a short video entitled ‘Ending Unsafe Abortions in Asia’ that captures the effects of criminalizing abortion in the region through the lens of women.
From Unplanned Pregnancy to Safe Abortion
Every year 28 million women seek abortion in Asia. Almost one third of them are not able to find safe, legal, affordable abortion services. How does this affect their lives?
Abortion agony in the Philippines
PhilippinesAlJazeera episode: Although abortions are strictly illegal in the Philippines, the medical procedure to terminate pregnancy flourishes in underground clinics.Given their illegal and unregulated nature, risky procedures are often followed at the clinics, endangering lives.
Women Have Abortions Every Day: It’s Just One Choice
IPPF videoThe Irish Family Planning Association (IFPA)
Funded and produced by the Irish Family Planning Association and the International Planned Parenthood Federation as part of an initiative to facilitate an open, honest dialogue on abortion and to dispel myths that stigmatise women who seek abortion services.
Who are the women who opt for abortion?
Nosotras decidimos videoDecidir Nos Hace Libres
Campaign in defence of Sexual and Reproductive Rights in Spain
My Responsibility, My Choice and our Future!
thumbA public service announcement developed for the launch contraception and fertility guidelines by Soul City, South African edutainment health NGO.
The Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics
secret-historyThe Secret History of Sex, Choice and Catholics” features interviews with leading experts in the fields of theology, philosophy and ethics who examine Catholic traditions, teachings and beliefs on the following key issues such as Abortion & Contraception, HIV & AIDS, Sex & Sexuality New Reproductive Health Technologies, Religion in Public Policy.
No Estas Sola
No Estas SolaA series of videso from the Catholics for Choice.
Leyla Josephine – I Think She Was A She
Leyla JosephineFisheye Moment
A series of videos from the Catholics for Choice.