Oprah Winfrey is famous for a lot of things. She’s an author, a TV personality, an empire builder, a magazine founder and as of late, a popular choice for a potential presidential run among Hollywood Democrats. She has used her massive platform to help many different people, but recently, she used her platform to promote abortion.
In the July issue of her “O” magazine, Winfrey promoted Amelia Bonow, a well-known Planned Parenthood, and abortion advocate. She published Bonow’s piece “How One Woman Became an Activist With the Hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion,” under the magazine’s “Inspiration” section.
Bonow is the founder of the #ShoutYourAbortion movement, which blossomed as the result of her sharing own “positive” experience with abortion.
From her piece:
“[W]hen I found out that the House of Representatives had voted to defund Planned Parenthood. I kind of unraveled.
I opened Facebook and, without thinking, wrote, ‘Like a year ago, I had an abortion at Planned Parenthood…and I remember this experience with a nearly inexpressible level of gratitude.’ I hit Post 153 words later, and everything changed.”
Bonow’s friend tweeted a screenshot of her Facebook post, including the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion, and the tweet went viral. People all over starting tweeting about their abortions, turning the viral hashtag into a full-blown movement.
Bonow adds in her piece for “O” that she has no regrets about killing her unborn child.
“On some level, I’d internalized the stigma—though I honestly wasn’t ashamed,” she writes. “Then why hide?”
The hashtag has been tweeted over 300,000 times. That’s over 300,000 times an individual has either boasted about receiving an abortion, or promoted others responsible for killing unborn children.
In her piece, Bonow boasts that the popular movement is now “a legit organization.” She adds that #ShoutYourAbortion will be publishing a book this fall.
“The other day, I told the whole story to a guy in a bar, and he said, ‘What you’re doing takes real balls,'” Bonow writes. “I corrected him: ‘I think you mean ovaries.'”
“O” magazine “reaches 1 in 13 women in America,” according to their own estimates. They have a grand total of 10 million magazine readers, another two million followers on social media and four million unique visitors to their website. That means millions of women have or will read this piece that unashamedly glorifies abortion as some ultimate statement of female empowerment.