Resources

You are not alone. We are here for you. 

The Tennessee Stories Project aims to provide a supportive and affirming space for people who have had abortions where they can find a community and resources through storytelling. We want to let people who have had abortions know that their choices are valid and they have a whole community that cares about them. TSP also aims to share with the public what different people feel after their abortions and how abortion affected their life. We aim to one day be a resource on what abortion stigma looks like specifically in Tennessee and what we can do to eradicate abortion stigma. On this page you will find information on who you can talk to about your abortion, no matter what those feelings are, as well as miscellaneous information that you may be curious about after reading through our site.

Talkines:

  • Exhale is a post-abortion talkline that provides emotional support, resources and information.
    1-866-4-EXHALE
    Open Mon–Fri: 8pm–1am EST & Sat–Sun: 3pm–1am EST
  • Connect & Breathe is a safe space to talk about abortion experiences by offering a talkline staffed by people trained to listen and provide unbiased support and encouragement of self-care.
    1-866-647-1764
    Open Tue-Thurs 6pm-9pm EST & Sat 10am-2pm EST
  • All-Options is a talkline that promotes unconditional and judgment-free support for people in all their decisions, feelings and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, adoption and abortion, both pre and post your decision.
    1-888-493-0092
    Open Mon-Fri 10-1am EST & Sat-Sun 10-6 EST
  •  Knoxville Abortion Doula Collective is a support line for people to call if they:
    • Need to talk through their decision making process, concerns, or questions
    • Need assistance finding funding, childcare, lodging, or transportation for their abortion in East Tennessee
    • Just want to talk to someone openly and without judgment about their abortion
    • Want advice on how to support a loved one before or after an abortion
    • Want hands-on emotional support (like having a chat over a cup of coffee, or a trusted support person to accompany them to a clinic) before, during, and after an abortion appointment in Knoxville, Tennessee.
      • Their phone number is 865-320-9085 and if you leave a voicemail with your first name and why you’re calling you will receive a call back within a day.

Resources:

Abortion Conversation Project’s short guide to Healthy Coping After an Abortion

Self-Care after an abortion

What should I expect after an abortion? by the National Abortion Federation

Men and Abortion

Donate to help people afford their abortions.

SAYING ABORTION ALOUD: Research and Recommendations for Sharing your Abortion Story Publicly

What are Pregnancy Resource Centers?

A list of television episodes with abortion plot-lines, as well as rankings for how realistically the episodes handled abortion and whether or not they decrease or increase abortion stigma.


The Tennessee Stories Project is sponsored by Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee and Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region. If you have a story to tell, see our Contact page.