Nobody talked to me about birth control

Abortion Diary Entry 160: Lisa, 48 (Michigan, 1986)

Lisa shares her story of seeking an abortion as a freshman in college and also talks about her birth experiences in her thirties. She also discusses her abortion experience with her daughter on the podcast.

(Published on August 15, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Farmington Hills, MI)

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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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nobody thinks they’re going to need an abortion

Abortion Diary Entry 86: Ali, 32 (Minneapolis, MN 2009)

Ali shares her story of obtaining an abortion in Minneapolis, MN and also talks about her work as an abortion doula.

(Published on February 17, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Seattle, WA)

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there’s so much taboo

Diary Entry 77: Anonymous, 27 (Chicago, IL 2009)

Anonymous shares her story of seeking an abortion in Chicago.

(Published on December 23, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Oakland, CA)

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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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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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visual snippets from the road

I’ve been on the road since February 4th!  It’s been four months of road trippin’ with the podcast. Here’s a little of what I’ve seen and done from  JFK->SFO->LAX->SFO->PDX->and beyond.

Seeing the Pacific Ocean for the first time.  What a beauty.
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A Jellyfish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where Jean Richards was adamant that I visit and where we recorded her story. We sat at a table in the cafeteria while workers had at meeting a table nearby, children played and people sipped their coffee.

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abortion is such a common experience

Diary Entry 21: Vanessa, 39 (Detroit, MI, 1993)

Vanessa shares her experience of seeking an abortion in Detroit, MI.

(Published on April 3, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Oakland, CA)

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