Submitted by: Dannie Today I had my procedure done and I don’t know how to feel. I feel sad sometimes, then I feel a little relief. I do want to become a mother, but the timing right now is so off and so wrong. I made the best decision for me. My boyfriend understands and […]
Submitted by: Ja’Nai The words that play over and over in my head… “I had 3 abortions.” I never imagined this when I was younger and started my family. My first HG pregnancy, I knew something was wrong when I woke up every night throwing up, every morning throwing up and extreme nausea and dizziness. […]
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 mostly […]
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 clients. When the first of many came […]
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 […]