Aspen Baker:
A better way to talk about abortion

TEDWomen 2015 · 10:58 · Filmed May 2015
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Abortion is extremely common. In America, for example, one in three women will have an abortion in their lifetime, yet the strong emotions sparked by the topic — and the highly politicized rhetoric around it — leave little room for thoughtful, open debate. In this personal, thoughtful talk, Aspen Baker makes the case for being neither “pro-life” nor “pro-choice” but rather "pro-voice" — and for the roles that listening and storytelling can play when it comes to discussing difficult topics.

As abortion debates have turned black-and-white, Aspen Baker advocates being "pro-voice" — listening respectfully and compassionately to all kinds of experiences. Full bio
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