The 1 in 3 Campaign is holding an art-based week of action on campuses across the country to encourage women to have conversations about their abortion experience and break the silence—and stigma—around the issue.
The 1 in 3 Campaign works to end stigma around abortion through storytelling, inspired by the fact that 1 in 3 women will have an abortion in their lifetime. During Art Week, they will provide students with pop-up stickers to put on the walls of their campus that showcase real abortion stories with eye-catching colors and illustrations of women. By placing the stickers in dining hall walls, quads or dorm lobbies, student activists can raise awareness and foster conversation about abortion.
The Trump administration has already begun attacking women’s reproductive rights. President Trump has already reinstated the Global Gag Rule, defunded the UN Population Fund and quietly opened the door for slashing Planned Parenthood funding. Neil Gorsuch, who was just appointed to the Supreme Court by Trump, is no ally to women’s reproductive health and could have a devastating impact on the lives of women and girls for generations to come.
By honoring the experiences of women who have had abortion, the 1 in 3 campaign’s week of action is fighting Trump’s anti-woman agenda—and laying the groundwork for the expansion of the movement for reproductive freedom.
Alexa Antonelli is a senior at Biola University graduating this spring with a degree in English Literature. When she isn’t reading or writing about feminist issues, she’s usually in her car listening to podcasts and trying to stay chill while turning left on the streets of Los Angeles.