Today, we’re talking about abortion.
Because as women, men, all genders, all nationalities, all abilities, all income levels and beliefs, we don’t talk about it enough.
Or seemingly ever.
Even as a Canadian, I was overwhelmed with emotion this week following the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that made abortion a constitutional right.
The news and ensuing wave of emotions rippled across borders and even continents.
I immediately thought of the millions of American women and child bearers whose lives will be seriously threatened because of someone else’s beliefs.
I immediately thought of my friend Sara.
Sara Silverstein is a Breath Work Facilitator, Aura Photographer & Female Sexuality Specialist who had an abortion at 16. Like many others, she has carried the emotional weight of both the decision and the abortion itself, but wrapped much of it up in a veil of stigma and unease.
Now, Sara and many others are starting to speak up publicly about abortion in hopes to inform, educate and instil compassion and understanding in everyone.
Sara, together with James Oliver Walsham, “The Compassionate Man” and host of The Honest Bloke podcast, are here for a special episode of Room To Grow™ “After Dark” which was recorded in front of a live audience and included Q&A.
This incredibly candid and detailed conversation about abortion features male and female perspectives and personal experiences of abortion, as well as view points from Canada, The United States and The United Kingdom.
It’s not a lecture.
A chance to speak, listen and open our minds.
“I think this is going to be the beginning of another uprising.” – Sara Silverstein
In this episode, we’re talking about:
I want this podcast to open the floodgates for you to feel like you have somewhere safe to discuss the topic of abortion. If you were unable to join this recording live, I encourage you to reach out with questions, stories and compassion.
I have also provided helpful abortion resources below.
Finally, please share this episode with someone you know who needs to hear it.
We need to keep talking – and learning from others – about abortion and our fundamental human rights.
Sara Silverstein on Instagram @sarasilverstein
James Walsham on Instagram @iamjamesoliver
From the New Yorker “We’re Not Going Back to the Time Before Roe. We’re Going Somewhere Worse”
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