Submitted By: Anonymous I was 17 when I got pregnant, because I was stupid and didn’t go to Planned Parenthood to get contraceptives. I schedule my abortion appointment, but fortunately miscarried a few days before. I never admitted to my mother I got pregnant, but it did finally ask her to take me for an […]
Submitted by: Grace I had my abortion in October of this past year. I feel like there is a certain societal pressure to be okay — to feel relief, to feel empowered. I feel the exact opposite. I know it was the right thing for me to do, but I can’t escape the empty feeling […]
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Submitted by: Sara I had an abortion 8 years ago. I never told my parents… I barely told anyone. I have always been terrified of disappointing my parents. The experience of having an abortion caused me a lot of trauma and really affected my self-esteem for a while. I eventually worked through it, changed as […]
Submitted by: Danae When I found out I was pregnant at 27 years old I had so many mixed emotions. Up until that moment I was always pro-choice, but told myself and others that if I got pregnant abortion wouldn’t be right for me. That all changed when my preconceived expectations of what it would […]
Submitted by: Michaela I thought I had the flu. I was a sophomore in college at the time and it was around the time that all the students were getting sick. My boyfriend insisted that I go to the health center on campus. I made an appointment and told them I either have the flu […]
Submitted by: Tay Before my appointments, I researched everything I could for abortions and reviews helped the most, so I’m hoping that this will also help someone. I’m 22 and in a happy relationship but when I found out I was pregnant, my fiancé and I both decided that we were in no way ready […]
Submitted by: Ana K. Your due date is right around the corner and its surprisingly light. There is now circulation around my grief. Where as before it was only a heavy and static constraint. Now, there is movement and breath. This sudden “round” of grief has been a hard one. I’m reminded of you just […]
Submitted by: Judy Mills I just found out I’m 5 weeks pregnant, and scheduled for a surgical abortion this Wednesday. In a panic I told my mom who highly disagreed. I’m 29 and she’s ready to be a grandmother but I’m not ready to be a mother. This was the first time in my life […]
Submitted by: Mallory Just over a month ago I had a one-night-stand with a friend I’ve known for a couple of years. We didn’t know each other extremely well, but we’ve always been friendly. I wanted to continue hanging out with him, but he said he wasn’t ready for a relationship, and was about to […]
Submitted by: Constance I’m 27 years old and contemplating abortion. I was just recently engaged back in Dec 2018 to a man that I’ve been with for almost 3 years now. I love him so much, I cannot imagine life without him. Before we were engaged, we had talked about pregnancy and if I happened […]
Submitted By: Birdie I don’t regret, and do regret having my abortion. I have all the practical reasons — my spouse and I don’t make enough money and neither of us have healthcare. I hadn’t even started my career yet, was and am still staying to find a decent job with benefits. My husband wasn’t […]
Submitted By: Anonymous I am 21 and pregnant for the first time. I am conflicted with getting the abortion because it’s my child — someone that is coming from me. I would love to have a child in the future, but I feel like right now is not the right time. I am in the […]