New Nationwide Service: Women and Their Partners Can Now Talk Freely About Abortion
In response to nationwide demand, Exhale, an Oakland, California-based organization, is expanding access to its after-abortion talkline. Started in 2002 as a community service in the San Francisco Bay Area, Exhale's talkline will finally be available nationwide, in multiple languages, including Spanish, this summer. Exhale serves women and girls who have had abortions and their partners, friends and family members who want to talk freely about their experience with abortion. Respect for the social, cultural and religious beliefs of all callers is a cornerstone of their service.
The mission of Exhale is to create a social climate where each person's unique experience with abortion is supported, respected and free from stigma. Exhale provides services, training and education to empower individuals, families and communities to achieve post-abortion health and well-being.