I’m really glad I had that choice

Abortion Diary Entry 146:  Abby A., 63 (Pasadena, CA 1970 and Los Angeles, CA 1986)

Abby shares her experiences seeking abortions in California at two very different times in her life. 

(Published on January 31, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Santa Monica, CA)

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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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i didn’t feel held

Abortion Diary Entry 93:  Samantha Z., 28 (Portland, OR 2014)

Samantha shares her story of seeking an abortion in Portland, Oregon and the post-abortion ritual she created afterward, and talks about her work as a birth and abortion doula.

(Published on April 7, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

 

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my abortion saved my life

Abortion Diary Entry 87: Resham, 25 (California 2008)

Resham shares her story of obtaining an abortion while in college and finally leaving an abusive relationship.

(Published on February 24, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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there’s no room for blame

Diary Entry 78: Liesl C., 30 (Charlotte, NC and Pasadena, CA 2010)

Liesl shares her two abortion stories and the song she wrote about those experiences.

(Published on January 6, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Joshua Tree, CA)

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this is a sacred experience

Diary Entry 75: Rhea, W., 39 (Wichita, KS 1994 and Portland, OR 2014)

Rhea shares her two abortion experiences at very different stages of her life; her first as a college student in Wichita, KS (at Dr. George Tiller’s clinic) and the second while in her thirties and a mother of two children.

(Published on December 16, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

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i’m too young

Diary Entry 72: Sara, 53 (Portland, OR 1983)

Sara shares her story of choosing to have an abortion while she was a college student in Portland, OR.

(Published on December 9, 2014 |Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Vashon Island, WA)

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