The New Orleans Abortion Fund's OutLoud is a new initiative that seeks to amplify experiences with abortion. From patients who have undergone the procedure to clinic escorts on the frontlines of anti-choice propaganda, abortion stories are everywhere.

NOAF OutLoud aims to bring these narratives 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 an intake member talking directly with NOAF clients, supporting patients as clinic escorts, 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:


Share 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