Alabama’s Biggest Newspapers Publish Essays By 200 Women On Abortion Ban This Sunday more than 200 women wrote essays published in the three newspapers owned by the Alabama Media Group — The...
This Sunday more than 200 women wrote essays published in the three newspapers owned by the Alabama Media Group — The Birmingham News, Huntsville Times, and Mobile Press-Register — with some of the writers sharing their own stories of receiving abortions. The package of essays was also featured at the top of the Alabama Media Group’s website, www.al.com with the headline “Alabama women speak out.”
Here is the explanation on Al.com.
Alabama was the talk of the nation last week as the most restrictive abortion ban in the country became law.
But, missing from many of those conversations were the voices of women from this state.
So, we asked them to share their opinions on being a woman in Alabama. And more than 200 of them responded within less than 24 hours.
They are women who live here, and some who have left. Those who have prayed for this very law, and those who now live in fear. Mothers, trying to understand the message this law sends to their daughters and sons. And women who are angry that a majority of men in the state legislature spoke for them.
Many chose to write about the new law, and others chose to speak more broadly about their experiences and perspectives.
We’ve chosen to fill this Sunday’s editions of the Birmingham News, Mobile Press Register and Huntsville Times with their essays.
We’re also publishing headlines for every one of them below. You can click on the headline and read each individual story. We have restricted your ability to comment on our site about their essays, wanting their voices to be heard instead of debated.
No one should ignore their voices.
Yes, it is time we had a conversation about women in Alabama -- one in which the voices of Alabama women lead the way.
A directory for all 200 of these stories is available here: https://topics.al.com/tag/Reckon%20Voices%20of%20Women/11 votes