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With #ChoiceOverStigma Love Matters India Addresses The Dreaded ‘Abortion’ Word



To mark September 28th this year, which is globally recognized as the Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion, Love Matters India has launched its campaign #ChoiceOverStigma: Reproductive Rights Matter, Choices Matter, Women Matter, geared towards recognizing, acknowledging, respecting, and celebrating all the diverse choices that women make pertaining to their bodies, sexuality, and reproduction, including the right to access and have a safe and legal abortion.


The campaign is an attempt by Love Matters India to end the shame, silence, stigma, and judgment that women often confront with respect to their reproductive choices, and to enable and encourage young people to have an open, honest and non-judgmental dialogue on abortion within the border and inclusive framework of reproductive rights, with the objective to advance the sexual and reproductive rights and freedoms of all young people.

As part of the campaign, Love Matters India hosting an open mic event:

  1. #ChoiceOverStigma Open Mic:

The open mic is envisioned as a safe space for people of all ages to come together and celebrate the diverse reproductive choices that women make, including the right to have an abortion, by using performance art, spoken word, story-telling, etc.


The event is being conducted in collaboration with MYOLO Headquarters in Delhi on

Date: 29th September 2017

Venue: MYOLO Headquarters

Time: 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM

For more details, please see the event page on Facebook.

Call to Action: #ChoiceOverStigma Ice-Cream Selfie Challenge!

Love Matters India would like women to be able to make reproductive choices just as easily and without judgment as they would pick a color to wear, or their favorite ice-cream flavour. Hence, their call to action is calling for women to share a #ChoiceOverStigma ice-cream selfie, and encourage other women in their lives to do the same.


“From ice-cream flavors to reproductive choice, let women have their voice.”

To support the campaign, share a selfie with your favorite ice-cream flavour or just a picture of your favorite ice-cream with Love Matters India. You can do this in two ways:

  • Share it on your Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, and tag Love Matters India!
  • Share it over e-mail at

They will also share a collage of all the pictures on their Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page!

After all, Reproductive Rights Matter, Choices Matter, Women Matter!

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