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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i didn’t feel held

Abortion Diary Entry 93:  Samantha Z., 28 (Portland, OR 2014)

Samantha shares her story of seeking an abortion in Portland, Oregon and the post-abortion ritual she created afterward, and talks about her work as a birth and abortion doula.

(Published on April 7, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

 

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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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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’m too young

Diary Entry 72: Sara, 53 (Portland, OR 1983)

Sara shares her story of choosing to have an abortion while she was a college student in Portland, OR.

(Published on December 9, 2014 |Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Vashon Island, WA)

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i didn’t want to shame my family

Diary Entry 58: Mayah F., 23 (Portland, OR 2008)

Mayah shares her story of obtaining an abortion in Portland, OR and her experience with EXHALE.

(Published on October 21, 2014| Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

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it’s a much deeper and more expansive experience than trying to put it in a box

Diary Entry 25: Katie, 33 (Portland, OR 2013)

Katie shares her abortion experience in Portland, Oregon and how it affected her relationship with her partner.

(Published on May 1, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Portland, OR)

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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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