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Abortion Stock Photos for Media Use

Last updated June 1, 2020

The following photographs can be used by media or anyone else looking for suitable photographs related to the abortion issue.

(Please also see the winning stock photos from the 2016 contest sponsored by the Museum of Contraception and Abortion in Vienna Austria: http://abortion-pictures.info/en/bilder/)

How many times have you seen an article about abortion that is accompanied by a stock photo of a pregnant woman obviously in the third trimester, or one showing a newborn baby or a fetus in utero but no woman? Such photos are inaccurate and inappropriate. Portraying a heavily pregnant person in the context of abortion simply feeds the pernicious anti-abortion myth that people routinely have abortions right up to the 9th month of pregnancy. Portraying a fetus or baby erases pregnant people from the issue when they should be central to it. Pairing these inappropriate pictures with an article on abortion may even directly contradict the facts and arguments in the piece.

The pictures below are for general use and are not copyrighted. Please distribute and reproduce freely. Also, any time you see a photo of a heavily pregnant woman or a fetus/baby, or other inappropriate picture illustrating an article about abortion, please send this link to the writer or media outlet and ask them to replace the photo with one of our stock illustrations.

Thank you!



Woman holding positive pregnancy test:
Woman holding positive pregnancy test


Contemplative woman:
Contemplative woman at park


Pro-choice sign at rally:
My Body My Choice cardboard sign


Ultrasound:
Ultrasound


Pregnancy test:
pregnancy-test


Pregnancy test result (Shutterstock):
Pregnancy test - Shutterstock


Pregnancy test results:
test-results


Pregnancy test before use:
test-before-use


Woman with pregnancy test:
woman-pregnancy-test


Woman with unwanted pregnancy:
Woman with unwanted pregnancy


Couple with pregnancy test:
Couple-pregnancy-test


Woman holding positive pregnancy test:
Woman-pregnancy-test


Embryo /gestational sac at 6 weeks pregnancy (photo by Olga Loeber):
6-week Embryo, by Dr. Olga Loeber


Mifepristone abortion at 45 days gestation (2-3cm):
Mifepristone abortion at 45 days gestation

Blastocyst:
Blastocyst

5 week gestational sac

6-week-gestational-sac