Oprah Winfrey is one of the most beloved influencers in the history of American broadcasting. For the several decades, she’s offered her voice as a platform for those who are silenced or misunderstood. After her hit talkshow, several spinoffs, a magazine, and her own broadcasting network, the megastar an influential platform unlike anyone else in American history.
While of Oprah’s topics tend to include everything from family meals to religion and politics, her most recent backing has received some major backlash.
In the July issue of her magazine “O,” Oprah featured the movement “Shout Your Abortion.” Her readers and loyal fans were absolutely shocked.
“Shout Your Abortion” was the July featured campaign that stemmed from an online movement called #shoutyourabortion. The movement started by Amelia Bonow- a woman who had accidentally started the movement.
Amelia shared that the movement happened after the House of Representatives had voted to defund Planned Parenthood in 2015. She said she was “unraveled.” Her reaction was to share her befuddlement online. She took to Facebook where she wrote a simple status: “Like a year ago, I had an abortion at Planned Parenthood… and I remember this experience with a nearly inexpressible level of gratitude.”
The comment was shared numerous times amongst every social network. Women began promoting their abortions with joy and pride- something that is simply unfathomable.
With O’s feature, the topic reached millions. The magazine’s media kit reveals that it reaches 1 in 13 women; that kind of an influence shouldn’t be taken lightly- nor should it be encouraged.
Now, loyal fans are beside themselves in reading Oprah’s promotion of such a heinous movement. Have you heard of this movement? What do you think about it? Let us know in the comment section on Facebook!