How to talk about abortion


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A guide to rights-based messaging

This guide from IPPF is designed to help organizations review communications materials that include messages about abortion. It includes some basic information about abortion and related issues, and checklists to review and improve abortion messaging.

The guide includes chapters on:

  • Golden rules of abortion messaging
  • Facts and statistics
  • Legal situation
  • Abortion provision
  • Responding to social norms and stigma
  • Sharing personal stories about abortion
  • Language guide – suggested messages
  • Language guide – how to avoid stigmatizing language
  • Guide to rights-based imagery
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