Hello and thank you for visiting 2+ Abortions Worldwide. Together we can create a world that is rich in compassion and kindness.
My name is Karen Thurston. I’m a retired elementary school teacher’s assistant who lived with the secret of my two abortions for many decades. Although my abortions allowed me to live a wonderful life, the shaming messages in our culture — and the isolated silence those messages pushed me into — hurt me for decades.
Since I first ‘came out’ publicly about my abortions in 2014, I have felt a deep moral obligation to use my privilege to help end the cruel stigma of abortions and to protect access to abortions for others.
This journey of volunteer advocacy has included serving as a clinic escort; funding abortions; driving people to clinic appointments; telling my abortions story in a variety of venues; and the list goes on.
This digital home here at 2+ Abortions Worldwide grew out of a social media project called 2+ Abortions @AboboBravado on Twitter and Instagram, where you also can find stories, kindness, and information.
I’m so thankful my journey has brought me here, where I feel so lucky to engage with wonderful people who share the experience of having abortions. I hope you will visit this home often and find peace and comfort here.