Why do want to share our stories? (An Audio Mosaic)

There isn’t a new abortion diary entry this week. I’ll be posting a new story on Tuesday, January 3rd, and return to our weekly schedule. Until then listen to over 140 stories that have already been posted on The Abortion Diary, and listen to this new audio mosaic of some Abortion Diary story-sharers talking about why they want to share their stories.

Thank you for listening, and have a safe and happy New Years. ~ Melissa

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How can I ask women to share their own stories if I don’t share my own?

Abortion Diary Entry 140: Amy, 46 (Cincinnati, OH 1991/92 & New Orleans, LA 2010/11)

Amy shares her stories of seeking abortions at two very different times in her life, and why she founded the New Orleans Abortion Fund, Louisiana’s abortion fund, in 2012.  She also shares her experience of being a surviver of sexual assault.

(Published on November 23, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New Orleans, LA)

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it’s very difficult, very timely, very costly

Abortion Diary Entry 137:  V., 36 (Atlanta, GA 2003 & 2005)

V. shares her experiences of obtaining two abortions while enlisted in the military.

(Published on August 15, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Georgia)

Melissa is in Amsterdam, The Netherlands until August 17th, and in Berlin. Germany from August 17th until August 24. If you would like to share your story, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.theabortiondiary.com and fill out our contact form.

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i really wanted people to know what I was going through

Abortion Diary Entry 136: Bess, 33 (Southfield, MI 1999 & New Orleans, LA 2010)

Bess shares her experiences seeking abortions at two very different times in her life, and talks about seeking a judicial bypass in order to access an abortion as a teenager. She also shares her experiences with miscarriage and birth.

(Published on July 22, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New Orleans, LA)

Melissa is in Paris, France until July 30th. If you would like to share your story, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.theabortiondiary.com and fill out our contact form.

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I was one of those people

Abortion Diary Entry 135: Anonymous, 25 (Chapel Hill, NC 2009)

Anonymous shares her story of seeking an abortion as a college student in North Carolina.

(Published on June 29, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Pennsylvania)

Melissa is currently in Galway, Ireland. If you would like to share your story, e-mail [email protected] or fill out our contact form.

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i never ever regretted it

Abortion Diary Entry 134: S.M., 38 (Belfast, Northern Ireland 2007)

S.M. discusses becoming a young mother while in college, and shares her experiences with miscarriage and seeking an abortion in Northern Ireland, where abortion is illegal, after a diagnosis of Spina Bifida.

(Published on June 14, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland)

For more information about the abortion rights campaign in Northern Ireland, visit www.alliance4choice.com.

Melissa will be in Dublin, Ireland from June 11th until June 17th. If you would like to share your story with her for The Abortion Diary Podcast, please e-mail her at [email protected]

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i felt like a criminal

Abortion Diary Entry 133: Rosa, 34 (Liverpool, England 2007)

Rosa shares her story of needing to travel to England from Northern Ireland for an abortion. Abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the abortion rights campaign in Northern Ireland, visit http://www.alliance4choice.com.

(Published on June 7, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Lisburn, Northern Ireland)

Melissa will be in Belfast, Northern Ireland until June 11th, and Dublin, Ireland from June 12th until June 19th. If you would like to share your story with her for The Abortion Diary Podcast, please e-mail her at [email protected]

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