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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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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i didn’t have to carry that by myself

Diary Entry 55: Gail, 50 (Queens, NY (Elmhurst Hospital), 1979 & Manhattan, NY 1983)

Gail shares her two abortion experiences.  She shares her experience as a fifteen year old high school student and then choosing to have an abortion when she was eighteen years old.*

(Published on October 7, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

*The conference Gail is referring to is The Mother Wit Conference.

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i don’t regret having the abortion

Diary Entry 41: Yael, 29 (Englewood, NJ, 2012)

Yael shares her experience with medication abortion.

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

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