Fishing for Abortion Stories, News Outlet Receives Unexpected Response

In the days leading up to Christmas 2021, ABC News’ FiveThirtyEight, which reports on politics, science, and sports, tweeted out a call for abortion stories.

“Do you have an abortion story?”

As more states pass restrictions on abortions and the Supreme Court considers a possible overturn of Roe v Wade, FiveThirtyEight reporter Amelia Thomason-DeVoe wanted to “document the impact of these shifts… to include the voices of people who have had abortions in the U.S.”

The results were probably not what she expected.

Within hours, the original Tweet thread received thousands of replies. It became an inspiring Christmas testimony to the beauty of life, the courage of parents who choose life, and the joy of children.


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