How do you shift the conversation surrounding the choice of abortion? Community by community – in safe spaces designed to promote speaking openly.
The Abortion Conversation Project announced four successful grants totaling $5,000 in its Fall 2014 round of mini-grants. “We had many innovative proposals offering unique ways to extend much-needed conversations about abortion,” noted Terry Sallas Merritt, ACP Board President.
What can shifting the conversation look like?
- Whole Woman’s Health will coordinate the painting of a huge mural on the exterior building wall of their clinic recently closed by untenable legislative regulations, reassuring women abortion is legal in Texas.
- Family Tree Clinic and the Adoption Option Council of Minnesota will coordinate new connections and understanding in a facilitated day of conversation between the Adoption Community and Reproductive Justice Advocates.
- Balance in Mexico will present and distribute testimonies and videos of national celebrities reading aloud stories from women funded by the Voices of MARIA Fund.
- Two members of WIN.NYC Pro-Choice Network will distribute blank postcards in print and online venues for people to write, draw, picture their abortion connection story and then the project will showcase the postcards online and in a display for viewing and conversation.