“A study concluded in 1968 determined that over 500,000 illegal abortions were performed every
year in the United States, a portion of which were performed by women acting alone*. The study
suggested that the number of women dying as a result of self-induced abortions exceeded those
resulting from abortions performed by another person."
*Women acting alone often used coat hangers to perform their abortions.
“The White House, concerned about the possible political repercussions of the Republican effort
to defund Planned Parenthood, has proposed preserving federal payments to the group if it
discontinues providing abortions*.”- The New York Times March 6th, 2017.
*Planned Parenthood does not use federal funding for abortions already but regardless will not
ever accept a proposal that contradicts their values of individual choice.
These photographs are a continuation of a previous sculpture project with the intent to help viewers think differently about the political action to disallow women to make decisions concerning contraceptives and abortion.