If you want to speak with someone after you have had an abortion, whether it be one that you had yesterday or years ago, I encourage you to seek out support from Exhale if you are on the West Coast, or Connect & Breathe on the East.
Pregnant woman bounced from a bar for being pregnant, pro-choice concerns over the filibuster, Exhale’s work with women, and yes, the vagina dance.
The stigma surrounding abortion — manufactured by a relentless anti-choice movement–has silenced women who’ve terminated unwanted pregnancies. As a result, the loudest voices belong to those who claim abortion has ruined their lives.
Young women are not passive or uninterested in abortion politics – it’s just that they see abortion in more complex moral, ethical and emotional terms.
Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty’s political decision to declare April “Abortion Recovery Month” for the women of Minnesota is unwelcomed by many, to say the least. Now Exhale, a nonprofit promoting well-being after abortion, has declared April “Abortion Wellbeing Month.”
Living with a pro-voice solution is the only option for a lasting peace to the abortion war.
Exhale’s latest issue of their magazine Our Truths, Nuestras Verdades offers something rarely explored among women who have had abortions: humor.
To chart a new path in the abortion debate, the next president just needs to listen, and speak, to people who have had abortions. What do you want to hear him say?
In honor of Wednesday's House vote, I'd like to highlight a few fantastic resources from the Abortion Conversation Project. Each one dares to sidestep the politics of the abortion debate in favor of promoting genuine dialogue and reflection about what the issue means for us as individuals and as a society:
- Pregnancy: Lose the Adjective! A thought-provoking essay by Margaret R. Johnston that makes a compelling case for dropping modifiers like "unwanted," "unplanned," and "unintended" from our discussions of pregnancy, since such terms often wind up obscuring the complexity of what it means to be pregnant.
- Report from an Exploratory Meeting on Post Abortion Emotional Health. In 2003, the Abortion Conversation Project and Exhale convened a group of researchers, abortion providers, clergy, therapists, grassroots organizers, post-abortion service providers, and women who have had abortions.