(Dmytro “Henry” Aleksandrov, Headline USA) The Shout Your Abortion group posted six billboards across Interstate 55, which spans through five strongly pro-life states, hoping to indoctrinate females into thinking that abortion is good and push them to get one.
Billboards like “God’s Plan Includes Abortion” and “Abortion Is Okay. You Are Loved” have been placed on the route going north toward Illinois, implying that a woman who lives in a southern pro-life state can go to that state and get an abortion there.
“We are so proud of these billboards. If you see one on I-55, take a pic and let us know. Good luck to everyone having an abortion today!” Shout Your Abortion wrote.
When speaking to the Post, Amelia Bonow, 38, the executive director of Shout Your Abortion, said that it “feels really good to think that we could have made somebody’s experience just a little bit easier” and that she “would love for [billboards] to be everywhere,” even though these billboards will be removed next week.
Bonow started the “Shout Your Abortion” movement in 2018 after she found out that the House of Representatives voted to defund Planned Parenthood, as she said in Oprah Winfrey’s magazine “Oprah” in July 2018.
“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,” she said.
After seeing her Facebook post, Lindy West, Bonow’s friend, saw the opportunity to start another pro-abortion movement and asked Bonow whether it would be okay to use her post for that.
Not surprisingly, a 2018 study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry that examined roughly 160,000 women who got an abortion confirmed that women “who had undergone an abortion experienced an 81% increased risk of mental health problems and nearly 10% of the incidence of mental health problems was shown to be attributable to abortion.”