Diary Entry 61: Melissa, 26 (Brooklyn, NY 2008)

Melissa shares her story of seeking an abortion as a college student in New York City.

(Published on October 28, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera |Location: New York, NY)

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Diary Entry 60:  Judi Marraccini, 62 (New York City, NY 1968/9 and Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1978)

Judi shares her story of obtaining an illegal abortion as a 16 year old high school student in the 1960s after being raped by a family friend and a legal abortion in her twenties.  She also discusses her work helping other women obtain abortions in New York before abortion was legal in New Jersey, working as a clinic escort at an abortion clinic in New Jersey after abortion became legal after the Roe v. Wade decision, and choosing not to have children.

(Published on October 28, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera |Location: Venice, FL)

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Diary Entry 59: Lisa, 41 (Cleveland, OH 2013)

Lisa shares her story of seeking an abortion while she was 40 year old graduate student writing her doctoral dissertation, and a mother of a college student.

(Published on October 21, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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Diary Entry 58: Mayah Frank, 23 (Portland, OR 2008)

Mayah shares her story of obtaining an abortion in Portland, OR and her experience with EXHALE.

(Published on October 21, 2014| Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

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Diary Entry 57: Aimee Santos-Lyons, 42 (Manila, Philippines 1994)

Aimee shares her story of seeking a clandestine abortion in the Philippines, where abortion is illegal, while she was a college student.

(Published on October 14, 2014| Listener: Melissa Madera |Location: Portland, OR)

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Diary Entry 56: Anonymous, 38 (Indiana/Ohio, 1997)

Anonymous shares her story of traveling to Ohio in order to obtain an abortion while she was as a college student in Indiana.

(Published on October 14, 2014| Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

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Diary Entry 55: Gail, 50 (Queens, NY (Elmhurst Hospital), 1979 & Manhattan, NY 1983)

Gail shares her two abortion experiences.  She shares her experience as a fifteen year old high school student and then choosing to have an abortion when she was eighteen years old.*

(Published on October 7, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

*The conference Gail is referring to is The Mother Wit Conference.

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Diary Entry 54: Kristina, 32 with Baby E, 2 and Baby X, 4 (Norwich, CT 2004)

Kristina shares her story of seeking an abortion as a college student.  She also shares her experience with herbal abortifacients, and the art project about her abortion that she created during the six weeks she had to wait before obtaining her abortion.*

(Published on October 7, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Providence, RI)

*I apologize for the wind.   We, unexpectedly, had to record outside.

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Diary Entry 53:  Sue Davis, 71 (Queens, NY 1985)

Sue shares her story of seeking an abortion in New York City when she was in her early 40s, and writing her pro-choice novel, Love Means Second Chances.

(Published on September 30, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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Diary Entry 52: Aria, 27 (New York, NY 2006)

Aria shares her experience obtaining an abortion in New York City and talks about her work as an abortion doula.

(Published on September 23, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Providence, RI)

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