A student's reflection on Hush Documentary

The Hush International Trailer is an attention grabbing introduction to the award winning, riveting documentary, that tackles one of the most important and controversial issues of our time; abortion & women's health.

To watch the trailer visit: https://www.reelhouse.org/mightymotionpictures/hushfilm/hush-international-trailer

Our newest co-op student, Jade Meawasige, has watched the film and offers her reflection as a 16-year-old young woman faced with this startling information concerning women's health and what we are not being told.

"This documentary made me come to the realization that women’s rights are being more gravely disrespected than I thought they were. It also informed me on how common abortions really are today. 1 in 3 women will have abortion; this is much higher than I thought. Since these numbers are so high, you would expect clinics, doctors, and especially the Government would increase its efforts to make these difficult procedures easier for women to deal with in the long run, and women’s rights to be fully informed of the risks would be respected. However, this is not the case. Women who consider the idea of an abortion are neglected and looked down upon, and people are embedded with the mindset that it is just an operation to terminate an unwanted pregnancy. However, people fail to look at the negative health effects these women then have to face – physically, emotionally, and psychologically.

            Post-abortion, many women start to face overwhelming hardships within their lives. Women who have an abortion are 6-7 times more likely to take their life. In addition to the risk of suicide, many women become alcohol and drug abusers, develop eating disorders, depression, and experience other negative effects. Most of the time, these women are not aware that these are some possible outcomes of terminating their pregnancy.

So if this is the reality, why aren’t these women being told about it? Shouldn’t it be the doctors’ responsibility to ensure the safety and well-being of their patients? Or are they only interested in the money being deposited into their accounts once the operation is completed? Why is it that the health of these women is the last thing of concern for people? Women should not have to fight these battles alone."

-Jade Meawasige, Grade 11 student at York Memorial Collegiate Institute