#YouKnowMe: Soap stars share their abortion stories. Check it out here--->>>
This week one of the major stories have been the several states’ that have introduced, signed and/or passed bills, laws and regulations aimed to restrict if not totally do away with Roe vs. Wade. This is, of course, a controversial issue. And one where emotions can be charged and can run deep. Even so, we believe it is important and necessary at times to come out of our soap bubble and share and discuss real-world issues. We do live in the real world, not the reel one. And we should all be able to have discussions, differences of opinions and disagreements and still remain civil and respectful. We should all aspire to hear and listen to one other absent of ridicule and judgment.
#YouKnowMe just like the #MeToo and #TimesUp Movements are birthed out of individuals’ experiences. Women are speaking about their experiences and their truth. And those that have an opposing view should be able to voice whatever their truth is. No one’s voice should ever be diminished or minimized. Members of our soap family are speaking their truth as well as sharing their own personal stories and beliefs. We commend them for their courage and their willingness to do so.
With the news of the abortion ban in Alabama, soap stars have taken to social media to express their disagreement and share their personal stories. Check it out below!
Bravery breeds bravery. Keep it going and don’t stop. I certainly won’t.#YouKnowMe #FuckThisShit pic.twitter.com/rzmhxWHHdS— Camryn Grimes (@camryngrimes) May 17, 2019
I haven’t tweeted in a while because I feel overwhelmingly disgusted at what’s happening in our country. But what’s happening in #Georgia and #AlabamaAbortionBill I must speak up! After having my daughter I was trying for another baby. After the CVS I learned my baby THREAD 1— Rena Sofer BoycottNRA (@RenaSofer) May 16, 2019
THREAD 2- was very very ill. I made a choice to not bring a baby into this world that would suffer many medical issues and suffer through many medical procedures that would never fix them. I made the #choice that was best for me and my family. I had an abortion.— Rena Sofer BoycottNRA (@RenaSofer) May 16, 2019
THREAD 3- the fact that I was free to choose what I did or didn’t do with my body is something too many women will not be able to decide for themselves. Choice is about just that! Having the right to choose what works for you, your family, your life, your morals.— Rena Sofer BoycottNRA (@RenaSofer) May 16, 2019
THREAD 4- you don’t get to force your religious beliefs on me or even your moral beliefs. We are AMERICANS!! We get to choose for ourselves. #YouKnowMe #AbortionRights #RoeVsWade #keepyourlawsoffmybody #alabamaabortion— Rena Sofer BoycottNRA (@RenaSofer) May 16, 2019
I had an abortion. I just simply wasn’t in a place, financially or emotionally to take that on. I was and still am glad I had that choice because that’s exactly what it was, it was my choice, my body. #YouKnowMe— Linsey Godfrey (@linseygodfrey) May 16, 2019
Thank you to all of the brave women who are sharing their #YouKnowMe stories. You should NEVER feel ashamed for making that very personal decision. Nor should you have to explain either. #WomensRightsAreHumanRights— Hunter King (@HunterHaleyKing) May 16, 2019
I can’t sleep because I am so disgusteted and saddened by what’s happening in Alabama. I feel truly scared for women as our rights are being taken away. It’s sickening. Please please donate to @YellowFund ... we have to do something. https://t.co/wSilPm0Lyw— Hunter King (@HunterHaleyKing) May 16, 2019
In 2012, I had an abortion. It was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make. I still think about it to this day. But these truths do not make me regret my decision. It was the right choice for me, at that time in my life. I have not a single doubt about this. #YouKnowMe— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) May 16, 2019