How can I ask women to share their own stories if I don’t share my own?

Abortion Diary Entry 140: Amy, 46 (Cincinnati, OH 1991/92 & New Orleans, LA 2010/11)

Amy shares her stories of seeking abortions at two very different times in her life, and why she founded the New Orleans Abortion Fund, Louisiana’s abortion fund, in 2012.  She also shares her experience of being a surviver of sexual assault.

(Published on November 23, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New Orleans, LA)

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it’s very difficult, very timely, very costly

Abortion Diary Entry 137:  V., 36 (Atlanta, GA 2003 & 2005)

V. shares her experiences of obtaining two abortions while enlisted in the military.

(Published on August 15, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Georgia)

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there’s no camaraderie

Abortion Diary Entry 130: Lila, 31 (Atlanta, GA 2001)

Lila shares her story of seeking an abortion as a teenager in Atlanta, GA.

(Published on March 25, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Atlanta, GA)

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you’ll never be alone

Abortion Diary Entry 117: Jae S., 31 (Atlanta, GA 2006, 2013 & 2014)

Jae shares her story of obtaining abortions while raising her children. In the United States, about 61% of abortions are obtained by women who have one or more children.

(Published on October 15, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Atlanta, GA)

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i hid that experience

Abortion Diary Entry 91: Karen, 55 (Atlanta, GA 1973 & 1979)

Karen shares her abortion experiences at thirteen and nineteen years old in Atlanta, GA, and the anti-abortion stigma that she’s carried with her since.

(Published on March 24, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Atlanta, GA)

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for everyone it’s different

Diary Entry 51: Elizabeth E., 30 (Atlanta, GA 2005)

Elizabeth shares her story of obtaining an abortion in Atlanta, Georgia.

(Published on September 16, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Miami, FL)

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