This winter marks the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade—potentially its last, given the real risk that the landmark decision might be overturned by the Supreme Court this spring.

There’s been a lot of coverage of the issue—what will the court do and when will it do it?—but one thing that often gets lost in the shuffle are the real people whose lives are affected by this freedom. That means the people who choose abortion, but also their families, their partners, their communities—all of us.

These seven stories, shared first on The Meteor’s Instagram, touch on motherhood, immigration, friendship, religion, and love. And they underline that abortion, in 2022 and always, is an everyone issue.

Paola Mendoza’s abortion story is part of her family’s immigration journey.

The weaponization of reproductive rights doesn’t make sense to the Reverend Dr. Jacqui Lewis, not as a pastor nor a Black woman.

Sriya Sarkar’s abortion in a word? Boring. So why is that surprising?

Rabbi Rachael Pass’s abortion drew on her spiritual convictions.

As a teenager, Julian Huff saw just how little abortion was understood—especially by men.

The majority of women who choose abortion already have a child. Molly O'Brien was one of them.

David Schisgall, whose partner had an abortion, questions why men don't see this as their issue too.

This series is produced by The Meteor and is supported by The Meteor Fund, an affiliated project of The Meteor, which is fiscally sponsored by New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity.


Tara Abrahams, Executive Producer
Rebecca Halperin, Producer
Sarah Sophie Flicker, Consulting Producer

-Shruti Ganguly and Rachel Kessler, Directors
-Polina Buchak, Producer and Editor
-Saniya Mirwani and Candace Mitchell, Researchers
-Dani Okon, Editor
-Guillaume Caron, Director of Photography
-Marco Malcom, Gaffer
-Rachel Parrella, Grip
-Hillary Sproul, Production Design
-Charlotte Lee, Hair and Makeup
-Vera Quispe, Sound

Art direction by Pixelittle