Yesterday, she appeared on CNN, interviewed by Kyra Phillips:
Considering that was her first *live* interview, I’m impressed. Angie was calm and collected throughout. That’s not easy to do, especially when you’re staring into a black void and just listening to the questions in an earpiece.
Even better was the fact that, following Angie, CNN had on a nurse who spoke about the details of RU-486 — how it works, that it’s legal in all states, that it’s different from Plan B, etc.
I asked Angie what she thought about the interview:
My goal for today was to let the CNN audience know that they probably know a woman who’s had an abortion & she hasn’t felt free to tell them (but with less obvious guilt induction than that)
I think she managed to do that very powerfully.
And how is her own health?
Angie had her final examination and everything seems to be ok. The abortion is complete. Her body and health are doing fine.
She adds that she feels like herself again — which, as she wrote before, was not happening over the past couple months.
I’m glad she’s ok and she’s able to be an inspiration to women who feel like they don’t have a choice when they become pregnant. They do. Dozens of women have contacted her as a result of her openness, telling her they were unaware of all their options before hearing her story. In addition, eight people who were in the process of getting an abortion told Angie they now feel less alone and have found doctors/help. That includes two people living in countries in which abortion is illegal, and two underage girls afraid of their parents.
I’ve also had over 200 women (and a couple men) message me with their abortion stories. Some of these people had never told anyone and were just so grateful to have someone they knew they could talk to about it.
She’s had a lot of backlash, too, but she’s persevering through that. I’m sure she would appreciate hearing positive thoughts in the comment.