Moms are sharing their emotional abortion stories with the powerful hashtag '#YouKnowMe'
On Wednesday, the most restrictive abortion bill in the United States since 1973 was signed into law, making it a Class A felony punishable by 10 to 99 years in prison for a doctor to perform an abortion in Alabama. Missouri lawmakers followed suit on Friday, approving legislation to ban abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy. The laws, which both allow pregnancies to be terminated when the mother's health is at serious risk but provide no exceptions for cases of rape or incest, were named "travesties" by women all over the world, who stood with those who had autonomy over their own bodies stripped.
One woman fiercely fighting against the new legislation is actress Busy Philipps, who took to Twitter to encourage those who have had abortions to share their stories and destigmatize the procedure. Soon enough, the Dawson's Creek star - who recently shared her own story about having an abortion at 15 - had sparked a revolution on social media, with thousands of women writing emotionally about their experiences.
If you are against the new abortion law in Alabama, you can get your voice heard by signing this petition.