Talk:Abortion Stigma

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Interesting023:41, 2 December 2018
Feedback007:14, 1 December 2018
Great Work!000:38, 29 November 2018
Abortion in Canada 002:39, 26 November 2018


Hi there, I found your piece to be very well-organized and I liked the use of different examples across the world to bring out the different stigmas people have to face. If you don't mind, however, I would like a bit of clarification under the "African" subsection. When people say those who had undergone abortion will "infect" others, what do they mean by that? Also, very very minor detail but i think you're missing a comma under the Philippines section, "Often "knowledge of abortifacients often came from informal sources, such as neighbors, friends, and relatives" as opposed to medical practitioners. " Well done!

AudreyLo (talk)23:41, 2 December 2018


Your page is extremely detailed and thorough. The only thing that I would think to add, is to include a focus on how media representation of abortion leads to the stigmatization of abortion. You could discuss, how in Juno, abortion is portrayed as an afterthought and something that is not feasible. Many portrayals of abortion in the mainstream media are not realistic as they often dramatize abortions, rather than seeing it as a medical procedure. You could highlight how Scandal actually took a very different approach in portraying abortion as the writers did not make it theatrical, rather the protagonist, Olivia Pope, simply decided to have an abortion, and did so without outside influence. More representations of abortions that are unbiased in their nature are necessary because most of the time abortion is discussed as a contentious choice, which leads to further stigmatization. I have included an article below on the portrayal of abortion in Scandal and how this short scene is very groundbreaking.

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AvijeetDhillon (talk)07:14, 1 December 2018

Great Work!

Great work on your page! The information is very well organized and you provided a great amount of detail. The content of the page ties in very well with the content of the course. I really appriciated the numerous veiwpoints of experiences from elsewhere in the world. One suggestion I could make on how to improve your page, would be to add a few pictures and/or infographics, I think this would be a good way to break up the information and make it a more patitable and overall make the page look nice.

JadenWilles (talk)00:38, 29 November 2018

Abortion in Canada

Thank you for this great page! I wonder if a section on Abortion in Canada would be helpful. Canada is one of only three countries in the world with no criminal law surrounding abortion. Similarly, although abortion is legal in Canada, access to abortion clinics is not equal across provinces. For example, in Newfoundland and Labrador there is one abortion clinic that is open ONE day a month. This clinic will also only preform abortions up to 15 weeks. The link attached has a list of abortion clinics across Canada and it is interesting to see differences regarding gestation periods and when abortions will be preformed. I believe that this highlights differing opinion regarding abortion across provinces which is quite interesting.

JessicaFerguson (talk)02:39, 26 November 2018