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Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Exhale, an after-abortion hotline in San Francisco.

This is a relatively new resource available in the Bay Area.

Exhale recognizes that women "have emotions other than relief" after an abortion. It is funded by several mainline pro-choice California groups and gets referrals directly from abortion clinics.

In the press articles about Exhale (click through to the "Recognition" section), they take pains to criticize Project Rachel, which is the outreach of the Catholic church to those who have experienced abortion.

The philosophy of Exhale appears to be that abortion is a normal event in the reproductive life of a woman and that a whole range of emotions afterward is also normal.

I notice that their volunteers are trained to make referrals to suicide hotlines, so that must be one of the reactions that they encounter.

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