Tell your story

In conjunction with NOAF OutLoud, the Louisiana Abortion Stories Project seeks to address abortion stigma at the individual and community levels through recording first-person narratives. The project explores decision-making about abortion care; experiences with sex education; and the impact of community values and religious perspectives on reproductive health, education, and public policy, as well as a deeper examination of the social, logistical, and financial barriers in accessing abortion care.

If you are interested in sharing your abortion story, contact Elizabeth Gelvin at

NOAF OutLoud

NOAF OutLoud is an initiative that aims to bring narratives about abortion experiences to the surface and ignite discussion about abortion by sharing stories at small house parties of friends. These informal gatherings utilize video, writing, and conversation to explore our personal and professional experiences with abortion, and enlighten our understanding of reproductive health, rights and justice.

Whether you are a NOAF volunteer, a community member and supporter, or have a personal abortion story to share, we invite you to join the conversation.

If you're interested in hosting a house party yourself, please email


1 in 4 women in the U.S. will have an abortion in her lifetime.
What if they all shared their stories?


Click on the quotes above to hear more about these different experiences with abortion.  
If you'd like to hear additional narratives, please consider watching the New York Times video or visiting the following sites: