there was no other option

Abortion Diary Entry 123: Kelly F., 29 (Cancun, Mexico 2012)

Kelly shares her story of seeking a clandestine abortion in Cancun, Mexico.*

(Published on January 12, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Venice, FL)

*In Mexico, abortion is legal in Mexico City (Federal District), Mexico within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy and misoprostol is available over the counter throughout the country. For more information about accessing abortion in Mexico City and/or the use of misoprostol visit Fondo Maria‘s website.

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i was so hungry for other people’s stories

Abortion Diary Entry 120A & B: Abby, 29 (Harrisburg, PA 2013)

Abby shares her abortion story, and the poetry and prose she wrote about her abortion experience.  You can buy Abby’s book of poetry, Plant Light, Dress Light, from Dancing Girl Press.

(Published on December 17, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Aaronsburg, PA)

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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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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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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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