This campaign by NARL Pro-Choice America is offering a unique glimpse into why men support abortion access.
Pro-choice men have taken over Twitter this week with the hashtag #MenForChoice to highlight their support of a woman's right to safe, legal abortion. The hashtag is a part of a movement started by NARAL Pro-Choice America, a pro-choice rights advocacy organization in Washington, D.C.
— NARAL (@NARAL) September 21, 2016
Men's support for abortion rights isn't really visible, and this campaign aims to change that. #MenForChoice trended nationally on Wednesday, with hundreds of men sharing compelling posts about why they are pro-choice. Take a look at a few below.
#MenForChoice I have 6 daughters. Their personal choices are between themselves and their families. I don't judge them. Just love them.
— John Pieratt (@jonpier) September 21, 2016
Funny how politicians who claim they aren't scientist when asked about climate change, love to play doctor with women's bodies #MenForChoice
— Juan (@jrivera64) September 21, 2016
— Sean Avolio (@SeanAvolio) September 21, 2016
NARAL's state communications director James Owens has been amazed by the response the campaign has gotten so far but says he's hoping this will encourage men to put their words into action. "A lot of guys and a lot of Americans think it's a settled issue, 'of course women should have the power to make decisions about their own bodies', but when it's under attack from so many different levels ... it's important for folks to stand up and it's important for folks to speak out and draw a line in the sand when it comes to a woman's right to choose," he said in an interview with Revelist.
The hashtag is just one simple way to do that.