Aspen Baker


Aspen Baker is the founder and executive director of Exhale and the nation’s leading voice on the personal experiences of women post-abortion. As a spokesperson for Exhale, Ms. Baker has appeared on CNN’s Headline News, CNN with Paula Zahn, national Fox news and has been featured in a variety of media outlets, including the New York Times Magazine, National Public Radio, Associated Press, Newsweek, San Francisco Chronicle, Oakland Tribune, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, San Jose Mercury News, The New Republic, Alternet, Women’s eNews, Bust and more.

Getting Emotionally Involved

Research to promote emotional well-being after an abortion is common ground because there is nothing to compromise, no human right or moral value to sacrifice, no ground to give way.  The only losers are those who fight to keep things the way they are.

Peace for the Abortion War

For more than 35 years our country's conversation about abortion has been stoked into a divisive war. I believe abortion peace will exist when each woman who has lived this experience can be supported, not shamed, and public policy reflects what's best for women's lives.