Do you think you know a lot about abortion? For example, how common abortions are, or who gets them? Depending on where you get your information, a new video may destroy everything you think you know about abortion.
The group UltraViolet Action, whose members describe themselves as “a powerful and rapidly growing community of people from all walks of life mobilized to fight sexism and expand women’s rights, from politics and government to media and pop culture,” has released a one-minute video designed to educate the public on the realities of abortion in the United States. The video dispels myths about who gets abortions, how much they cost, and how difficult they are to obtain.
This video ties in with the infographic below that UltraViolet Action recently released in support of Planned Parenthood.
Maybe the most surprising fact in the video is that an abortion can cost as much as an entire month’s pay for a low income worker. So no, they’re not “cheap,” and they are not easy to get. In some areas, where abortion services are hard to come by, the loss of Planned Parenthood clinics will make abortions even more costly and difficult to obtain, which is exactly what the “control women’s bodies” caucus of the Republican party wants to achieve.
Take a minute (literally, this video is just one minute long) and find out some things about abortion that you may not know.
Here’s the video, via YouTube:
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