I know I did the right thing

Abortion Diary Entry 164: Sue P., 72 (South Orange, NJ 1965 )

Sue shares her story of seeking an illegal abortion in 1965, 8 years before that landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, which guarantees the right to safe and legal abortion in the United States. She also talks about her experiences in the Women’s Movement, founding a women’s theatre troupe (It’s All Right To Be Woman Theatre), and directing a documentary about Connie Cook, a progressive Republican NY Assemblywoman who wrote the legislation that decriminalized abortion in New York State in 1970.

(Published on January 24, 2018 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Ithaca, NY)

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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 didn’t want to buy into the stigma

Abortion Diary Entry 152: Anonymous, 65 (Poughkeepsie, NY 1969 )

Anonymous shares her pre-Roe adoption and abortion experiences. She also shares her experience searching for and reuniting with her daughter.

(Published on March 21, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Ithaca, NY)

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It just wasn’t a good time

Abortion Diary Entry 150: Laura, 64 (New York, NY 1972 and Orlando, FL 1974)

Laura shares her experiences with abortion in the 1970s.

(Published on February 28, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Venice, FL)

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I wanted to be able to tell my own story

Abortion Diary Entry 149: Kassi U., 32 (Barre, Vermont 2004)

Kassi shares her abortion experience, and her journey of enlightenment after abortion, which she chronicles in her new book MAY CAUSE LOVE.

(Published on February 21, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Boston, MA)

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I want to be okay with it for myself

Abortion Diary Entry 142:  Anonymous, 19 (New York, NY 2015)

Anonymous shares her story of seeking an abortion as a high school senior in the New York City.

(Published on January 3, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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