it was a hard thing to do

Diary Entry 81: Paul B, 74 (Vancouver, BC 1965)

Paul shares his story of supporting his partner through an illegal abortion in Vancouver, BC in the 1960s.  Canada did not legalize abortion until 1988.

(Published on January 20, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, Oregon)

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i’m tired of being silenced

Diary Entry 79: Arely L.B., 26 (West Palm Beach, FL 2010)

Arely shares her story of seeking an abortion in South Florida.

(Published on January 6, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Sunrise, FL)

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this is a sacred experience

Diary Entry 75: Rhea, W., 39 (Wichita, KS 1994 and Portland, OR 2014)

Rhea shares her two abortion experiences at very different stages of her life; her first as a college student in Wichita, KS (at Dr. George Tiller’s clinic) and the second while in her thirties and a mother of two children.

(Published on December 16, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

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i was pregnant and I didn’t want to be

Diary Entry 68: Emily K., 25 (Portland, OR 2011)

Emily shares her story of seeking an abortion in Portland, OR after getting pregnant while using an IUD.

(Published on November 25, 2014| Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

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it ripped my heart apart

Diary Entry 63: Epi W., 62 (Upstate New York, 1973 & 1978)

Epi shares his two personal experiences with abortion in Upstate New York during the 1970s.

(Published on November 4, 2014| Listener: Melissa Madera |Location: Vashon Island, Washington)

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i knew i couldn’t be a single parent

Diary Entry 53:  Sue D., 71 (Queens, NY 1985)

Sue shares her story of seeking an abortion in New York City when she was in her early 40s, and writing her pro-choice novel, Love Means Second Chances.

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

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i needed there to be some kind of consequence

Diary Entry 17: Anonymous, 27 (Portland, OR, 2010)

Anonymous shares his experience of supporting his girlfriend through their abortion experience in Portland, Oregon.

(Published on March 6, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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