The reality of abortion


General Photography

“Recently, I had an abortion, which I documented with a hidden mobile phone camera and then shared the images on the internet. […] My hope is this project will help dispel the fear, lies and hysteria around abortion, and empower women to make educated decisions for their bodies. […] Experiencing my own abortion and photographing the result was a sobering experience. As a woman, I reckon with the power of images every day. But after my abortion, I realised images are literally being used as a weapon to petrify and assault viewers into fear, shame, and isolation. The protesters’ heartless use of lifeless foetus images made me feel cheated, lied to and manipulated. It was just propaganda: intended to shake the core of my deepest biological, intellectual and emotional foundation.” - an anonymous photographer, who wrote about her experience on The Guardian’s website and who set up