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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i didn’t know anything about him

Diary Entry 82:  Barbara S., Ph.D., 77 (Tulsa, OK 1955/56)

Barbara shares her story of seeking an illegal abortion in Tulsa, OK in the mid-1950s. She also discusses her experience as a founding member of MORAL (Modern Oklahomans for the Repeal of Abortion Laws), an underground abortion service that helped 3,000 people access abortion care in Tulsa, OK before Roe V. Wade, and her work with NARAL in Oklahoma. She begins her story by reading a short piece from the memoir she is writing that explains how she first learned about abortion.

(Published on January 20, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Tulsa, OK)

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it was a hard thing to do

Diary Entry 81: Paul B, 74 (Vancouver, BC 1965)

Paul shares his story of supporting his partner through an illegal abortion in Vancouver, BC in the 1960s.  Canada did not legalize abortion until 1988.

(Published on January 20, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, Oregon)

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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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i don’t regret anything

Diary Entry 60:  Judi M., 62 (New York, 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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