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 textline 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 in the … [Read more...] about Is it possible to be pro-voice and angry as hell?
Senators by District Yellow: Voted in favor of billGreen: Voted against billNo Color: Did not vote If you would like to read more about this bill, check out CNN Politics here. … [Read more...] about Alabama Abortion Ban
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
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 or I’m … [Read more...] about I thought I had 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 … [Read more...] about Surgical abortion 9 weeks 5 days
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 … [Read more...] about Grape Hyancith
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 that I felt so much … [Read more...] about It’s Your Choice
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 … [Read more...] about One Night
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 to … [Read more...] about Mrs.
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 … [Read more...] about Mixed Feelings
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 process of trying to find a … [Read more...] about Conflicted
Submitted By: Alicia I'm writing this now, because I'm taking a class in OB and so much is going on right now in the news about abortion. I had my abortion just over two years ago, at 27 years old. I know we all process it differently, but I'm still processing mine and I hope sharing this will … [Read more...] about Future RN
Katalin Tamásfalvi is 33 years old. She was born and raised in Hungary and now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, working as a receptionist. We have many fears, both rational and irrational, many an unhealthy combination of both. A lot of things many of us have in common, like spiders, horror movies, … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk Abortion: Unwanted Miracle
Submitted by: Willie Parker I am privileged to provide abortion care for those who need it. There is nothing heroic about it. It is my effort to live into the equality that we are all born into. I simply want for others what I want for myself. I see my work as holistic in that I am able to … [Read more...] about Abortion Provider
Submitted by: Ashley In January 2011 my boyfriend and I became “official”. It was a bit awkward for our families because my blood uncle is married to his blood aunt. We snuck around for a while and in that time had unprotected sex. I was on birth control pills, but every once in a while I missed … [Read more...] about 8 years and counting
As 2018 winds down we are reflecting on the things we hold most dear. To close out the year we want to showcase a “Top 10” list of what we love about Exhale, here are some of our favorite things: Here are some of the things you added! As an Exhale peer-counselor, I love that the talkline … [Read more...] about YOU are in the Top 10 for Exhale in 2018