Exhale was created by and for women who have abortions. The founders of Exhale — Aspen Baker, Susan Chorley, Carolina De Robertis, Anna Goldstein and Laura Perez — gathered together for the first time, on the floor of a Berkeley apartment, in June 2000. These five women came together because they, or someone they knew, had personally experienced the lack of non-judgmental services available for women and their significant others after an abortion.
Exhale creates a social climate where each person’s unique experience with abortion is supported, respected and free from stigma. Exhale provides services, training and education to empower individuals, families and communities to achieve post-abortion health and well-being.