This is a deeply touching show with author Anna Wood on her book, I’ve Had One Too: A Story of Abortion and Healing. This is such a controversial and emotional topic for people and yet such a profoundly personal experience for the people involved. Anna courageously shares herself here with great clarity and raw feelings. I was completely blown away by this amazing young woman.
When Anna made the decision to terminate her pregnancy, she stood at a crossroads: She could shrink into the shadows of undeserved shame, or she could bare her soul and use her grief to comfort those like her. Tearing down the walls of stigma, Anna’s honesty to her friends and family was met with more love and support than she had imagined possible. What really surprised her, though, was how many people admitted that they had one, as well.
I’ve Had One Too sheds light on the true experiences of what Anna and millions of people in the United States have fearfully kept shrouded in secret. This memoir reaches out and lifts up the countless people who have made this challenging choice and fought for autonomy over their bodies and medical rights.
Weaving deeply personal narrative with insightful statistics, this memoir provides new insights and reminds us why we cannot stop talking about abortion law and science, even decades after the case of Roe v. Wade. After all, how does one heal from abortion grief? Why isn’t it something we are taught to cope with? Why do so many activists and politicians intentionally leave abortion out of the conversation?
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