2021 Reproductive Rights Glossary


How we talk about abortion and the language we use matters. Frequently, members of the media or the general public unintentionally use stigmatizing and harmful language created by the anti-abortion movement. Inflammatory language and propaganda terms only serve to further stigmatize patients and providers and put reproductive health care further out of reach. Cobalt created our “Reproductive Rights Glossary” to ensure that we, and our allies, are using scientific and medically accurate terms around abortion care, contraception, and reproductive rights.