Diary Entry 51: Elizabeth Estrada, 30 (Atlanta, GA 2005)

Elizabeth shares her story of obtaining an abortion in Atlanta, Georgia.

(Published on September 16, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Miami, FL)

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Diary Entry 50:  Brenna, 31 (Arcata/Eureka, CA 2006)

Brenna shares her story of obtaining an abortion as a college student Arcata, CA.

(Published on September 16, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

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Diary Entry 49: Kathryn, 30 (Rohnert Park, CA 2004)

Kathryn shares her medication abortion experience as a college student in California and the post-abortion ritual she and her partner performed afterward.

(Published on September 9 , 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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Diary Entry 48: Jacqui Morton, 37 (Boston, MA 2011)

Jacqui shares her experience with a trisomy 18 diagnosis and second trimester abortion.

*I apologize for the wind.  This is what it means to be recording on the road. 

(Published on September 9, 2014| Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Cambridge, MA)

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OKCI'll be will be traveling to Oklahoma City, Ok this week! I'll be there from September 4th to September 18th listening to, recording and sharing abortion stories.  If you'd like to share your story with The Abortion Diary, please drop us a line at theabortiondiary@gmail.com.

See you on the road!

-Melissa 

 

Diary Entry 47: C.D., 32 (Chicago, IL 2003)

C.D. shares her abortion experience in Chicago and the ritual she undertook to process her abortion experience.

(Published on September 2, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Cambridge, MA)

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Diary Entry 46: Wendy, 70 (New York City, NY, 1962)

Wendy shares her abortion experience as a teenager in New York City before abortion was legal in New York.

(Published on September 2, 2014| Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Northampton, MA)

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Diary Entry 45: Judith,  71 (Chicago, IL, 1974)

Judith Arcana shares her experiences as a Jane in The Abortion Counseling Service of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union (usually known as JANE*), the underground abortion service in Chicago,  and her own abortion experience soon after the Roe v. Wade decision.

Judith Arcana is a writer – and a Jane, a member of the feminist underground service that helped more than eleven thousand women and girls have safe illegal abortions in Chicago before the Roe decision in January of 1973. She worked in the service for two years, and then taught classes on women’s health and sexuality for the Women’s Liberation School. Last year she published a fiction zine rooted in abortion service history (Keesha and Joanie and JANE ); her story collection about tattooing and abortion, called Hello. This is Jane. – is currently seeking a publisher. Visit Judith’s website: http://www.juditharcana.com/.

(Published on August 26, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

*For more information about JANE read Laura Kaplan's book, The Story of Jane.

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Diary Entry 44: Anonymous, 59 (New York, NY 1975, 1985 and 1985)

Anonymous shares her experiences obtaining abortions at different stages of her life.

(Published on August 26, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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