Did you know there was book about Exhale Pro-Voice? Pro-Voice: How to keep listening when the world wants a fight is an origin story written by Exhale Pro-Voice co-founder Aspen Baker.When Aspen had an abortion at the age of twenty-four, she felt caught between the warring pro-life and … [Read more...] about Pro-Voice Online Book Group
Please join Exhale Pro-Voice for a Community Care Virtual Gathering, open to all reproductive care workers and advocates. This one-hour virtual gathering is a comforting, healing space for reproductive care workers to slow down and reconnect with themselves and each other. An hour to relax and … [Read more...] about Community Care Gathering
Quite a few declarations were made long ago by a young, sheltered, inexperienced, and perhaps foolish girl: I will never have an abortion, my family will be different. I will not have any regrets. I never expected this particular event to happen. Along with a few bombshells/reality checks, my world … [Read more...] about Broken Warrior: The Story of an Asian-American Christian Woman
Exhale Pro-Voice is proud to announce our first annual fund-a-thon! Exhale Pro-Voice is the premier, organization in the United States and Canada supporting the emotional health and wellbeing of people after their abortions. Additionally, we also support the partners, parents, family … [Read more...] about Come Join our Fund-a-Thon!
Submitted by: Diana To my unborn child.....I want you to know that from the minute I found out I was pregnant, I cared for you. You were such a surprise because I thought I could never have children again. Unfortunately, you came at a unpleasant time. Your father and I had just ended our … [Read more...] about Two Miscarriages, One Birth and One Abortion
Submitted by: IH It’s been 8 months since I had my abortion and it’s one of the biggest regrets of my life. I found out that I was pregnant the day after my 20th birthday. Having been diagnosed with PCOS at 15, I was told it would be harder for me to conceive, and that I would most likely need … [Read more...] about Miss
Submitted by: Natalie I think we all would never imagine ourselves in this situation, but here I am. I am a 30-year-old female who had an abortion a few days ago. I am married and have a wonderful spouse. At the time I am in graduate school and unemployed. I thought I missed my period as it is … [Read more...] about A Glimpse of us
Submitted by: Marilyn Clayton I had an abortion in November of 1980. I thought I was 8 weeks pregnant at the time. The doctor said it was more like 10 weeks. We were using natural birth control, i.e. the rhythm method or the mucus method. Obviously it wasn't reliable. I was not in good mental … [Read more...] about November of 1980
Submitted by: MoMo It has taken me almost three years to finally talk about this. The more I keep everything to myself, the more it hurts me. I am ready to talk about it. I hope I can reach out to other women who feel similar to how I did and still do. You are not alone. You deserve respect. You … [Read more...] about I’m so Sorry
People have always had feelings about their abortions: grief, indifference, relief, you name it. Since the Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade, these emotions might become stronger or be resurfacing for many folks. If someone you love has abortion experience(s) and they reach out to you for support, … [Read more...] about Supporting a Loved One After an Abortion
Submitted by: Ashly Lorenzana I’m a thirty-four year old sex worker from Portland. I’ve been in the industry for around seventeen years, during which time I’ve had a total of seven abortions. The most recent of which was in late December of 2021. I am childless by choice, making me part of … [Read more...] about Thirty-four year old sex worker from Portland
Submitted by: Alicia Vervain This anger is cold.Empty. Hollow.It is not the raging fire of a forest sparkingagainst the black sky. It is that sky.It is the ash and smoke and charred meat of bodiesthat have more valuethan the lives they inhabit,whose wombs carry more potentialthan they … [Read more...] about Martyrdom is the last resort
Exhale Pro-Voice is currently an entirely volunteer-run and donor-supported organization. A Board Member provides essential functions to keep our organization going, including communications, fundraising, training, and anti-oppression work. WHO are we looking for? We’d love to hear from … [Read more...] about Join our Board of Directors!
Submitted by: Clarissa It's been almost a year since the abortion I didn't want to have and I'm still grieving. Between the stress an unplanned pregnancy caused in my relationship & the constant reminder of it because women's healthcare is all over the news as abortion rights are constantly … [Read more...] about Abortion Grief: If only I listened to my gut
Submitted by: Jen That's what I have to write on all the medical forms - of which there have been many, since my abortion 2 years ago. Two years full of regret, sadness, and a collapse of my previously stable mental health. My first pregnancy was to a man I didn't want to be with. I … [Read more...] about 5 Pregnancies, 3 Live Births, 2 Terminations
Submitted by: Sarah N. The “trauma” of my abortion has nothing to do with the abortion, and everything to do with the guilt and shame forced on me by conservative parents who also forced shame and guilt on being pregnant and unwed. Of course they didn’t say it explicitly to me, but they raised me … [Read more...] about Abortion Was Actually the Least Problematic Part of my Abortion
Submitted by: K L I have had two abortions on separate occasions. My first time, I was 23 in 2017. It was with a man that I had just started dating and our condom broke one night. We thought nothing of it. I became really sick and took a pregnancy test at urgent care as a precaution. They … [Read more...] about I Made the Right Choices, But I Feel Regret. Especially on Mother’s Day.
Submitted by: Kerri I had an abortion awhile back and I literally think of it every day. I have multiple friends who are pregnant and all due around the same time as my baby would of been. I'm trying so hard to be excited and I really am for them, but I am terribly sad and miss my baby so much. I … [Read more...] about Confusion
Submitted by: LJ How do you deal with an ongoing family issue around your overall family being anti-choice. I talked about my abortion publicly in detail and alluded with no specifics that someone else in my extended family had to make a hard choice to end a pregnancy. Then I posted this on a … [Read more...] about Happy With My Choice. No one Else is.
Submitted by: Julia I found out I was pregnant in mid January. I told my fiance that day after work. We had been dating for 8 years, engaged in August and planning our wedding for Oct 2022. We are both 26 with stable jobs and rent a 3 bedroom house. He told me it was my choice and he would stay … [Read more...] about Please Forgive Me
Submitted by: Nancy Last year on January 12 I had a surgical abortion at 12 weeks. I have been in and out of a relationship for 11 years with the guy who got me pregnant. We have 2 kids already ages 8 & 10, but this time around when I found out I was pregnant, I knew I couldn’t have it. … [Read more...] about Once Again Here