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Connect and Breathe: Someone to Listen on the East Coast

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.

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Morning Roundup: The Vagina Dance

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.

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STOKING FIRE: The Abortion Narrative You Don’t Hear

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.

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An Invitation: Just Say Yes To Abortion Peace

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.

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‘Abortion Recovery’ Month? How About ‘Abortion Wellbeing Month’?

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.”

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The Pro-Voice Solution

Living with a pro-voice solution is the only option for a lasting peace to the abortion war.

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A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Clinic: Exhale’s Latest Zine Issue

Exhale’s latest issue of their magazine Our Truths, Nuestras Verdades offers something rarely explored among women who have had abortions: humor.

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Pro-Voice 08: One Sentence That Shows The President Cares

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?

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Abortion: Conversation over Conflict

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.
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