Woman Tweets Her Abortion

Says she's trying to 'demystify' process
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 24, 2010 2:36 PM CST
Angie Jackson explains herself in this YouTube screenshot.

(Newser) – Angie Jackson wants to take the veil off of abortion. The blogger and mother of one became pregnant when her IUD failed, found out too late to take the morning-after pill, but because of health risks has turned unapologetically to RU-486. And she's live-tweeting the entire experience.

“I’m doing this to de-mystify abortion,” she says, “so other women know, ‘Hey, it’s not nearly as terrifying as I had myself worked up thinking it was.” Jackson isn’t the first woman to publicly share her abortion—Jessica Wakeman of TheFrisky enumerates others—but she is, as far as Wakeman can tell, the first to use Twitter to do it. You can follow Jackson’s Twitter feed here.

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