Director, Commonwealth Policy Center
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One of the most politically contentious and personal issues is over abortion. But is abortion something to be proud of? According to Amelia Bonow, the answer is yes. The latest edition of Oprah Winfrey's "O" magazine features Bonow who founded the "Shout Your Abortion" campaign.  Bonow says abortion is something that women should be proud of. She launched the campaign on Facebook in 2015 after Congress defunded Planned Parenthood. Bonar said she "internalized the stigma" of her own abortion but "wasn’t ashamed." She blamed her silence about her abortion as truly being out of her character. But should Bonar be proud? Thousands of women have been traumatized by abortion and because of it, counseling centers all across the country minister to them not as something to boast about but as something that has tragically happened to them.