Stick your tongue out at demagogic anti-abortionists. This, though, is for real--your name, where you live, etc. and your name printed in Ms. and MsMagazine.com
. (They won't know if the address is fake. Unless you are really bad at it.) But it is
time to stop hiding. I am not ashamed of my abortion and few women I know are. Difficult decisions are not necessarily shameful ones. That said, no one ever
talks about It. When It does come up, I am always surprised by how many women have had an abortion and the range of ages and experiences and circumstances. Those who have not had an abortion can also sign in support of abortion rights. Those who do feel some shame need not participate and can find commiseration elsewhere. But before abortion is shoved back onto kitchen tables with paying male audiences, let's finally be honest.