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)

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it’s vital that our stories are told

Abortion Diary Entry 132: Katie C., 27 (Clearwater, FL 2009 and Charlotte, NC 2014)

Katie shares her abortion experiences in Florida and North Carolina, and how creative writing helped her process those experiences.

(Published on June 2, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Tampa, FL)

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abortions can be really powerful and really empowering

Abortion Diary Entry 131: Luz, 27 (Tucson, AZ 2013)

Luz shares her stories of an abortion and a miscarriage in Arizona, her difficulty obtaining abortion care, and how she took control of her body and her experiences through ritual, ceremony, and herbal remedies.

(Published on April 21, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New Orleans, LA)

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there’s no camaraderie

Abortion Diary Entry 130: Lila, 31 (Atlanta, GA 2001)

Lila shares her story of seeking an abortion as a teenager in Atlanta, GA.

(Published on March 25, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Atlanta, GA)

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i had a very supportive family

Abortion Diary Entry 129: Emily, 82 (San Juan, Puerto Rico 1964)

Emily shares her story of traveling from Columbus, OH to San Juan, Puerto Rico for an abortion in 1964, and why she founded Women Have Options (WHO/O), Ohio’s statewide abortion fund, decades later.

(Published on March 16, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Granville, OH)

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it was the right thing to do

Abortion Diary Entry 125: Teal C., 35 (Newport Beach, CA 2005)

Teal shares her story of seeking an abortion while she was a law student in California. To learn more about Speak Your Story visit www.speakyourstory.org.

(Published on February 18, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Indianapolis, IN)

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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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