no one ever talks about it

Abortion Diary Entry 163: Hunt, 33 (Bossier City, LA 2015)

Hunt shares her experience seeking an abortion in Louisiana. She talks about being lied to at a Crisis Pregnancy Center (CPC), driving several hours to one of the few remaining abortion clinics in Louisiana, and the lack of affordable medical care in her community. She also shares her experience talking to some of her friends and family about her decision to get an abortion.

(Published on November 17, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Lafayette, LA)

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I feel like it’s a scarlet A

Abortion Diary Entry 158: Jackie, 37 (Cincinnati, OH 2004)

Jackie shares her story of traveling to Cincinnati, OH from Louisville, KY for an abortion, and talks about her experience working in public health in New Orleans, LA.

(Published on June 8, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New Orleans, LA)

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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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i really wanted people to know what I was going through

Abortion Diary Entry 136: Bess, 33 (Southfield, MI 1999 & New Orleans, LA 2010)

Bess shares her experiences seeking abortions at two very different times in her life, and talks about seeking a judicial bypass in order to access an abortion as a teenager. She also shares her experiences with miscarriage and birth.

(Published on July 22, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New Orleans, LA)

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i knew i would be a mother

Diary Entry 12:  Nikki, 26 (New Orleans, LA, 2001)

Nikki shares her story of obtaining an abortion while she was a high school freshman in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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

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