There still was a reluctance to say it out loud

Abortion Diary Entry 157: Alison, 55 (New York, NY 1979, Kalamazoo, MI 1979 and Rochester, NY 1982)

Alison shares her experiences of seeking abortions at different times in her life. She also talks about of being a surviver of sexual assault.

(Published on May 16, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Granville, OH)

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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 never ever regretted it

Abortion Diary Entry 134: S.M., 38 (Belfast, Northern Ireland 2007)

S.M. discusses becoming a young mother while in college, and shares her experiences with miscarriage and seeking an abortion in Northern Ireland, where abortion is illegal, after a diagnosis of Spina Bifida.

(Published on June 14, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland)

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it’s a choice that shouldn’t be taken away

Abortion Diary Entry 89: Danny, 63 & Francesca, 67 (New York, NY 1986)

Francesca and Danny share their experiences with infertility, miscarraige, and choosing to have an abortion after a trisome 18 diagnosis.

(Published on March 10, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Oakland, CA)

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lo que nos quitan es la dignidad

Diary Entry 39: Serena P., 45 (Quito, Ecuador 1989 and Sevilla, España 1992)

Serena comparte su experiencias con un aborto clandestino en Ecuador y otro aborto en España cuando era una inmigrante indocumentada. También nos cuenta sus experiencas con dos abortos espontáneos y de dar a luz a una de sus hijas.

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Serena shares her experiences of seeking a clandestine abortion in Ecuador and of obtaining an abortion in Spain as an undocumented immigrant. She also shares her experiences with two miscarriages and the birth of one of her daughters.

(Published on August 5, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Miami, FL)

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you need to have agency in your life

Diary Entry 33: Robin, 54 (Chicago, IL, 1986, New York City, NY 1988 and Chicago, IL, 1991)

Robin shares her experiences with obtaining abortions as a graduate student and also shares her experience with a miscarriage.

(Published on July 1, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Los Angeles, CA)

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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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