i knew i couldn’t be a single parent

Diary Entry 53:  Sue D., 71 (Queens, NY 1985)

Sue shares her story of seeking an abortion in New York City when she was in her early 40s, and writing her pro-choice novel, Love Means Second Chances.

(Published on September 30, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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it was mourning a loss

Diary Entry 49: Kathryn, 30 (Rohnert Park, CA 2004)

Kathryn shares her medication abortion experience as a college student in California, and the post-abortion ritual she and her partner performed afterward.

(Published on September 9 , 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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meg’s song

Meg sings a song, “Sorry”, she wrote after her abortion. You can listen to Meg’s story here.

 

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it’s still a cause of some grief

Diary Entry 47: C.D., 32 (Chicago, IL 2003)

C.D. shares her abortion experience in Chicago and the Japanese Buddhist ritual, Mizuko Kuyo, she undertook to process her abortion experience.

(Published on September 2, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Cambridge, MA)

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past all limits

Amanda shares her abortion story through her comic book, Past All Limits.

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almost every woman I know has had an abortion

Diary Entry 40: Maryann C., 27 (Glover, VT 2011 and Barre, VT 2013)

Maryann shares her experiences of obtaining two abortions, one surgical and one medication abortion, in Vermont.

(Published on August 12, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Cambridge, MA)

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it almost made me not get out of the car

Diary Entry 31: Meg, 32 (Telluride/Durango, CO, 2010)

Meg shares her experience seeking an abortion in Colorado, her cancer diagnosis and her path to midwifery education.

(Published on June 12, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

Meg sings a song, “Sorry”, she wrote after her abortion.

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i carried my sonogram with me for a year

Diary Entry 5:  Kim, 32 (Harlem, New York, 2010)

Kim, a mother of two, shares her story about seeking an abortion in New York City in 2010. In the United States, 6 in 10 women having an abortion already have a child, and more than 3 in 10 already have two or more children.

(Published on December 12, 2013 | Listener: Melissa Madera |Location: New York, NY)

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