Abortion Diary Entry 110: Gina, 83 (San Juan , PR 1963)

Gina shares story of obtaining an abortion in San Juan, PR in 1963.

(Published on August 4, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Venice, FL)

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Abortion Diary Entry 109: Anonymous, 55 (Tampa, Fl 1979)

Anonymous shares her story of seeking an abortion as a college student in Tampa, FL.

(Published on July 28, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Venice, FL)

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Abortion Diary Entry 108: JC, 26 (New Orleans, LA 2012)

JC shares her story of choosing to have a medication abortion in New Orleans during her first year of medical school.

(Published on July 21, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New Orleans, LA)

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Abortion Diary Entry 107: Jean, 66 (New York City , NY 1967)

Jean shares her story of seeking an abortion as a college student in New York during the 1960s.

(Published on July 14, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Northampton, MA)

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Abortion Diary Entry 106: Claire, 27 (New York, NY 2014)

Claire shares her story of seeking an abortion in New York City.

(Published on July 7, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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Abortion Diary Entry 105: Dallas, 21 (Norman, OK 2011)

Dallas shares her story of seeking an abortion as a teenager living in Oklahoma City.

(Published on June 30, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Oklahoma City, OK)

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Abortion Diary Entry 104: Katie M., 26 (Monroe, NY 2009)

Katie shares her abortion story.

(Published on June 23, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York, NY)

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Abortion Diary Entry 103: Robin WB, 42 (Atlanta, GA 2008)

Robin shares her story of seeking an abortion in Altanta, GA.

(Published on June 16, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Atlanta, GA)

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Transcript:

Robin: My story actually starts in December of 2007. I had acquired a disability in 2004. I got a spinal cord injury from a birth defect inside my spinal cord, and I found out a week before having to have the surgery done that I was pregnant with my daughter. I had a really, really grueling pregnancy with her. I had some Post traumatic stress disorder from there, because of undergoing physical rehabilitation, because I’m a quadriplegic, but incomplete, that’s why I can walk, but having to learn how to sit up again, feed myself again, do physical rehabilitation while I’m pregnant. With my pregnancy I also had other issues, hyperemesis gravidarum, or I threw up the entire pregnancy and I lost 70 pounds, and just all of that… that was just too much trauma for my body. So I had a hellacious experience with pregnancy. I loved the end result. I loved the fact that I was growing a life, and I was extremely looking forward to my daughter, but the whole experience was really, really horrible. ...continue reading

Abortion Diary Entry 102: Emma A., 22 (Springfield, MA 2014)

Emma shares her story of seeking an abortion as a college student in Western MA.

(Published on June 9, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Amherst, MA)

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Abortion Diary Entry 101: C.W., 24 (Jamaica, NY 2014)

C.W. shares her story of seeking an abortion in New York.

(Published on June 2, 2015 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: New York)

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