Portrait Event 19: Pro Voice / Abortion

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Thankful to have had such a wonderful host to help support such a difficult topic. Thank you to Torie, founder of Cherry Blossom Creative. Tucked around the U St area, we were blessed to hunker down in her shop filled with all the bite-sized stationary and pens. It's difficult walking out of her store without spending a few bucks on a quirky card or splurging on a notebook with paper so smooth you could sleep in the pages. 

We shoved our faces from Trader Joe's small bites and went through the wine faster than expected. Thanks to Simpler Wines for saving a part of the evening and keeping the buzz going. 

Mega thanks to Tiffany Williams for introducing such a difficult but pressing topic. It's unfortunate that our beliefs and perspectives can be so strong we don't allow space to share our experiences. We wanted to be clear in the message that this event was to acknowledge that there are women in the room who have either experienced an abortion or know someone who has. How do we have these conversations with others and be open minded? That was our challenge; to listen. 

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For anyone needing guidance on how to have pro-voice conversations, please follow this link: Pro-Voice/Exhale Guide To Publicly Sharing Your Story 

 

RESOURCES for those who have terminated pregnancies
Books
PASS (Post Abortion Stress Syndrome) Recovery Steps Workbook
Peace After Abortion by Ava Torre-Bueno
The Healing Choice: Your Guide to Emotional Recovery After an Abortion by Candace De Puy
and Dana Dovitch
Experiencing Abortion: A Weaving of Women’s Words by Eve Kushner


Faith-Based Support
http://hopeafterabortion.com/
http://www.rachelsvineyard.org/


Medical Treatment
George Washington University, Medical Faculty Associates
https://www.gwdocs.com/obgyn-obstetrics-gynecology
(202) 741-2500


Planned Parenthood

https://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-center/district-of-columbia/washington/20002/carol-
whitehill-moses-center-4221-90230/abortion


Support Groups
www.afterabortion.com
Therapists
Emma Kupferman, LICSW
http://www.freedbodyworks.com/
202-321-9715
Tamara Pincus, LICSW
www.tamarapincus.com
240.305.8315
Molly Milgrom, LICSW
www.mollymilgrom.com
202-207-6203 (Spanish & English)
 

Additional Resources
DC Abortion Fund
https://dcabortionfund.org/

Exhale and After-Abortion Talkline
https://exhaleprovoice.org
866-439-4253 (Spanish & English)
DC Doulas for Choice Collective
https://dcdoulasforchoice.org/