there was no other option

Abortion Diary Entry 123: Kelly F., 29 (Cancun, Mexico 2012)

Kelly shares her story of seeking a clandestine abortion in Cancun, Mexico.*

(Published on January 12, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Venice, FL)

*In Mexico, abortion is legal in Mexico City (Federal District), Mexico within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and misoprostol is available over the counter throughout the country. For more information about accessing abortion in Mexico City and/or the use of misoprostol visit Fondo Maria‘s website.

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fue difícil

Abortion Diary Entry 122: Maritsa L., 47 (Quillabamba/Cuzco, Peru 1999)

Maritsa comparte su experiencia con un aborto clandestino en Peru.

Maritsa shares her story of seeking a clandestine abortion in Peru, where abortion is illegal.

(Published on January 7, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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es nuestra propia decision

Diary Entry 76: Diana, 41 (Cali, Colombia 1989 and 1997)

Diana comparte su experiencias con dos abortos en Colombia; un aborto clandestino cuando tenia 16 años y otro ocho años despues

Diana shares her two abortion experiences in Colombia; an illegal abortion when she was 16 and a second abortion 8 years later.

(Published on December 23, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Pembroke Pines, FL)

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lo que nos quitan es la dignidad

Diary Entry 39: Serena P., 45 (Quito, Ecuador 1989 and Sevilla, España 1992)

Serena comparte su experiencias con un aborto clandestino en Ecuador y otro aborto en España cuando era una inmigrante indocumentada. También nos cuenta sus experiencas con dos abortos espontáneos y de dar a luz a una de sus hijas.

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Serena shares her experiences of seeking a clandestine abortion in Ecuador and of obtaining an abortion in Spain as an undocumented immigrant. She also shares her experiences with two miscarriages and the birth of one of her daughters.

(Published on August 5, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Miami, FL)

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It was terrible to remember

Diary Entry 4:  Simone, 51 (Salvador da Bahia, Brazil, 1981)

Simone shares her abortion experience in Salvador da Bahia, Brazil in 1981 where abortion was and still is prohibited by law. Currently, Brazilian law states that a pregnancy can only be terminated if it was a result of a rape, the child would not survive outside of the womb, or if the woman’s health is in danger.  It is estimated that 800,000 to 1 million people have illegal abortions in Brazil every year.

(Published on December 5, 2013 | Listener: Melissa Madera |Location: New York, NY)

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