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Abortion Stigma Busting Video Competition

Push back against anti-abortion extremism with your video! Video Competition
Really... ?! Abortion Stigma Busting Video Competition
Push back against anti-abortion extremism with your video!

The Abortion Care Network is sponsoring the first-ever video competition to show the world how people feel about the current climate of extreme anti-abortion legislation and societal stigma against abortion. "We are looking for all kinds of videos, from personal stories to pro choice activism, from direct calling out of anti-choice legislators to flashmob actions, as long it busts current stigma against abortion," according to Peg Johnston, coordinator of the event. "Video is an important tool in changing attitudes and giving voice to those who have been silenced."

The deadline is January 6th, 2014 and the registration link is  link to events.constantcontact.com or www.facebook.com/abortioncarenetwork .

Videos must be no longer than 3 minutes but very short videos using applications such as Vines or Instagram area also eligible. There are three $200 Judge's Choice awards and three Honorable Mentions. $100 awards will go to the individual and $100 will go to the winner's abortion fund of choice. Videos will be shown at Abortion Care Network's conferences, embedded on related websites, and used for promotional purposes by ACN.

We would greatly appreciate your sharing this announcement widely.

homepage: homepage: http://www.abortioncarenetwork.org


Misguided 11.Oct.2013 16:49

good luck

"The Abortion Care Network is sponsoring the first-ever video competition to show the world how people feel about the current climate of extreme anti-abortion legislation and societal stigma against abortion."

Any "stigma" around abortion is very recent. It wasn't until the late 20th century people were talking about enough to know about it.

What was a stigma and still is is teen age pregnancy and out of wedlock pregnancy. The two solutions to these are:

1- Teen sex education, and where needed, more education to spot incesters before they act
2- free contraception.

These are methods we know that work by looking at other countries like France and Germany. Abortion is also legal there, but no one goes out other their was to make it a "positive experience". It's an experience to be AVOIDED. Push contraceptives...something most people can agree on, and you will have less abortions.

Otherwise this sounds like Tea Party bait: "Look the liberals are trying to make people think abortion is a happy thing."

I don't think you're helping, but I could be wrong so good luck.

FWIW, the only people stigmatising abortion are the Right Wing Spin Machine. It's not a cultural thing.

A simple long term solution to abortions 12.Oct.2013 20:06

? ?

Against abortion? Get a vasectomy. Problem solved!