Each lent, many anti-choicers decide to camp outside abortion clinics and spread lies and misinformation about abortion. This year, a number of pro-choice groups are running a #prochoicefriend campaign to try and counter-act this shaming of those who choose abortion.
Interested in helping out? Here’s what you can do to:
The account for this project is @40DaysofChoice and the hashtag we’re hoping to use is #prochoicefriend. Please tweet messages like:
“To all my friends - if you ever decide to have an abortion, I will support you in any & every way that I can! #prochoicefriend “
“If you ever decide to have an abortion, I’m your taxi! #prochoicefriend”
“Need to talk about an unplanned pregnancy? I’m here and I’ll never judge! #prochoicefriend”
and more creative ones that you can come up with! Also please tweet photos at us, with your own message on a sign or photoshopped in! We’re hoping to get a massive collage by the end that we can turn into a video.
SHARE ON FACEBOOK
Share longer statuses on Facebook. This is one we came up with but it would be great if people can make up their own:
“Dear friends, family and anyone else who likes me – I just want to let you know that if you ever decide to have an abortion, I’ll support you! I’ll give you a lift to/from the clinic, I’ll make you tea, I’ll cook you dinner, I’ll talk to you if you’re not sure about it or just want to talk – whatever you want and/or need I’ll be happy to help :) there are too many people out there trying to make women feel ashamed for their choices, I just want you all to know that I would never judge any decision you make!”
UPLOAD A PHOTO
We’ve set up a Flickr account where we’re going to gather all the photos (http://www.flickr.com/photos/fortydaysofchoice/) so if you want to send one to the Facebook page, Twitter account, or email (email@example.com) it, we’ll get them all up on the Flickr!
MAKE A VIDEO
Same goes, the more material we have the better, we’re hoping to get a great piece done by the end!
SPREAD THE WORD FAR AND WIDE PLEASE!