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A pro-choice billboard campaign is stirring emotions across Cleveland.

The billboard reads, “I am grateful for my abortion,” and is a part of a campaign by Preterm, a Cleveland-based nonprofit health center. Chrisse France, executive director of Preterm, said the billboards were installed about two weeks ago, and will stand until mid-June.

“We have a campaign called ‘My abortion, My life,’ and really what we’re trying to do is shift the public conversation from the political rhetoric to the stories of real women,” said France.

The billboards, which are up across the Cleveland area, reflect the testimonies of women France says she’s heard from.

“We see thousands of women every year as a provider and most often the emotions they express after their abortion is relief and gratitude,” said France.

But abortion is one controversial issue with many opinions. Shayonta Bogan expressed her feelings after seeing a billboard in Brookpark near West 130th.

“It hurts because like I said, I don’t agree with abortions, so it hurts to see a sign that says, ‘I’m grateful for my abortion.’ That is just giving permission to get an abortion whenever you get pregnant,” said Bogan.



Article and Video Courtesy of WOIO Cleveland 19 News

Picture Courtesy of Viviane Moos and Getty Images

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