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)

Melissa is in Paris, France until July 30th. 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 was one of those people

Abortion Diary Entry 135: Anonymous, 25 (Chapel Hill, NC 2009)

Anonymous shares her story of seeking an abortion as a college student in North Carolina.

(Published on June 29, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Pennsylvania)

Melissa is currently in Galway, Ireland. If you would like to share your story, e-mail [email protected] or fill out our contact form.

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it’s vital that our stories are told

Abortion Diary Entry 132: Katie C., 27 (Clearwater, FL 2009 and Charlotte, NC 2014)

Katie shares her abortion experiences in Florida and North Carolina, and how creative writing helped her process those experiences.

(Published on June 2, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Tampa, FL)

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abortions can be really powerful and really empowering

Abortion Diary Entry 131: Luz, 27 (Tucson, AZ 2013)

Luz shares her stories of an abortion and a miscarriage in Arizona, her difficulty obtaining abortion care, and how she took control of her body and her experiences through ritual, ceremony, and herbal remedies.

(Published on April 21, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New Orleans, LA)

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there’s no camaraderie

Abortion Diary Entry 130: Lila, 31 (Atlanta, GA 2001)

Lila shares her story of seeking an abortion as a teenager in Atlanta, GA.

(Published on March 25, 2016 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Atlanta, GA)

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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)

Abby’s Story:

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