Denise’s Story

Denise’s Story

On December 24, 2008, I was assaulted (attempted rape) on the main street of Wooster, Ohio, by a young man who was two months shy of his 18th birthday. He had just been released from the Ohio Department of Youth Services (DYS) 10 days prior after a 4-year stay, and...
Lisa’s Story

Lisa’s Story

It was 1966, and abortion was illegal. I was a sophomore at a commuter college living at home when I got pregnant at 19. I never considered continuing the pregnancy. I expected I would have to die trying to end it. I went back to the expensive gynecologist where I got...
PechaKucha Night Midcoast

PechaKucha Night Midcoast

PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is the world’s fastest-growing storytelling platform, used by millions around the globe.PechaKucha is what “Show and Tell” always dreamed of becoming.20 slides. 20 seconds of commentary per slide. That’s it. Simple. Engaging....
Jane’s Story

Jane’s Story

[Background: Jane Fisher is part of the GRR! team in Maine. Several months ago, her story was featured on NBC.com. Today she is battling Stage 3 Colon Cancer. Jane is a shero and a dear friend and continues to advise us despite aggressive treatments. We hope she is an...
Pamela’s Story

Pamela’s Story

In 1966, when I was 17, I became pregnant. My mother arranged an illegal abortion for me, but I was too afraid to go.I went through Catholic Family Services, and ultimately spent the last 3 months in a facility for unwed moms. While we were very well treated by the...
Ellen’s Story

Ellen’s Story

First, it has been a good experience to visit my past. I see today how hard I worked to bury the memories of my abortion experiences, especially the terrible physical pain. I now remember the fear of and during each procedure. Today, with 55 to 65 years of distance, I...