I feel like it’s a scarlet A

Abortion Diary Entry 158: Jackie, 37 (Cincinnati, OH 2004)

Jackie shares her story of traveling to Cincinnati, OH from Louisville, KY for an abortion, and talks about her experience working in public health in New Orleans, LA.

(Published on June 8, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New Orleans, LA)

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There still was a reluctance to say it out loud

Abortion Diary Entry 157: Alison, 55 (New York, NY 1979, Kalamazoo, MI 1979 and Rochester, NY 1982)

Alison shares her experiences of seeking abortions at different times in her life. She also talks about of being a surviver of sexual assault.

(Published on May 16, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Granville, OH)

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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)

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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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the abortion was the only choice for me

Abortion Diary Entry 88: Ann, 47 (Milwaukee, WI 1997)

Ann shares her story of seeking an abortion in Wisconsin during the 1990s.

(Published on March 3, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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nobody thinks they’re going to need an abortion

Abortion Diary Entry 86: Ali, 32 (Minneapolis, MN 2009)

Ali shares her story of obtaining an abortion in Minneapolis, MN and also talks about her work as an abortion doula.

(Published on February 17, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Seattle, WA)

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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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there’s so much taboo

Diary Entry 77: Anonymous, 27 (Chicago, IL 2009)

Anonymous shares her story of seeking an abortion in Chicago.

(Published on December 23, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Oakland, CA)

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