Submitted by: J If you’re reading this and you’re freaking out about the pain (like I was), and the procedure in general, I’m here to tell you: you can do this. Before my abortion, I read everything I could find online about the procedure. I have an extremely low pain tolerance, so I was … [Read more...] about Surgical Abortion Experience: Just the Facts
Submitted by: Ellie Many years ago, I worked for Medicaid as a hospital representative. A good Italian cafeteria Catholic in her early 30's living the good life. I had no feeling about abortion one way or the other. My coworker received requests from physicians to terminate pregnancies for … [Read more...] about Catholic government worker story
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 … [Read more...] about Concerned Mother
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 inside. I have … [Read more...] about What I Am Feeling vs. What I Think I Should Be Feeling
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We at Exhale believe the answer is yes. It is possible to be both pro-voice and angry as hell. When abortion is in the news, our talkline receives an uptick in calls, and our callers express a wide range of feelings about their own abortion experiences and the future of reproductive healthcare … [Read more...] about Is it possible to be pro-voice and angry as hell?
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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, … [Read more...] about Should I tell my mom about my abortion?
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 … [Read more...] about Positive Surgical Abortion Experience