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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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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Women don’t want to hide anymore

Abortion Diary Entry 153: Anonymous, 43 (Manchester, England 2013)

Anonymous shares her story of needing to travel to England from Northern Ireland for an abortion. Abortion is illegal in Northern Ireland.

For more information about the abortion rights campaign in Northern Ireland, visit http://www.alliance4choice.com.

(Published on March 30, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Belfast, Northern Ireland)

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I didn’t want to buy into the stigma

Abortion Diary Entry 152: Anonymous, 65 (Poughkeepsie, NY 1969 )

Anonymous shares her pre-Roe adoption and abortion experiences. She also shares her experience searching for and reuniting with her daughter.

(Published on March 21, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Ithaca, NY)

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It just wasn’t a good time

Abortion Diary Entry 150: Laura, 64 (New York, NY 1972 and Orlando, FL 1974)

Laura shares her experiences with abortion in the 1970s.

(Published on February 28, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Venice, FL)

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I’m really glad I had that choice

Abortion Diary Entry 146:  Abby A., 63 (Pasadena, CA 1970 and Los Angeles, CA 1986)

Abby shares her experiences seeking abortions in California at two very different times in her life. 

(Published on January 31, 2017 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Santa Monica, CA)

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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)

Melissa is in Amsterdam, The Netherlands until August 17th, and in Berlin. Germany from August 17th until August 24. If you would like to share your story, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.theabortiondiary.com and fill out our contact form.

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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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