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Mabel’s Voices

The goal of the project is to end the shame, silence, and stigma that surround abortion and to stop the marginalization of reproductive health. We believe that when we share our experiences with abortion, we empower ourselves and others. By telling your story, you let others know that women who have abortions are a diverse group. There is not just one type of person who has abortions. It is a normal and necessary part of reproductive lives. The stories collected through the Mabel’s Voices Project will be compiled into materials such as blogs, brochures, films, and booklets that can be used to help others understand their options and make informed choices about their reproductive lives. Click here to share your story.

  1. LD 820 Testimony: March 27, 2019

      Statement of Andrea Irwin, JD, Executive Director of Mabel Wadsworth Center to the Joint Standing Committee on Health Coverage, Insurance, and Financial Services “Senator Sanborn, Representative Tepler, and other members of the Committee, thank you for the opportunity to speak today. I also want to thank Governor Mills, Speaker Gideon, and the many legislators… read more…

  2. As a survivor, I firmly stand with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford

    Nik Sparlin spoke at our press event and rally to support Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and stop Judge Kavanaugh’s nomination on September 20, 2018, outside Senator Collins’ office in Bangor.  Thank you all for being here today in support of survivors and in using your time to take a stance against the nomination of Brett… read more…

  3. There aren’t women who have abortions and women who have babies

    One of our favorite quotes hanging in our clinic says “There aren’t women who have abortions and women who have babies. These are the same women at different points in their lives.” After reading Jessi Leigh Swenson’s op-ed, posted in full below, we invited her to share her story here because it so beautifully illustrates… read more…

  4. No One Can Fire Me

      By Susan E. Davies I got the report in Cambridge, MA, in the spring of 1972, 45 years ago.  With other chaperones, I’d taken the church youth group to Bean Town to see a Red Sox game, go to the Science Museum, worship in Quaker silence, and explore.  When we visited Pat’s apartment Friday… read more…

  5. Mabel’s Voices

    “When a woman tells the truth she is creating the possibility for more truth around her.” -Adrienne Rich

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