Aspen Baker

Class of 2011

Aspen Baker is the leading voice in the nation on the personal experiences of women post-abortion.  It was Ms. Baker's own experience with abortion in 1999 that led her to found Bay Area-based Exhale, an award-winning pro-voice organization dedicated to creating a more supportive and respectful social climate around abortion.  Exhale"s unique programs reach more than 35,000 women every year and our pro-voice strategies create a more supportive and respectful abortion dialogue.  Aspen was named a "Local Hero” by San Francisco's KQED for Women"s History Month in 2009, "Young Executive Director of the Year 2005” by the Bay Area’s Young Non-Profit Professional Network, and a “Top Activist Under 30” by Choice USA in 2003.  As a spokesperson for Exhale, Ms. Baker has been featured in a variety of media outlets across the country, including T.V. and radio, on such programs as CNN Headline News, CNN with Paula Zahn Now, Fox National News, Ladies Home Journal, 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 many more.  She is a regular contributor to Care 2 Causes, RH Reality Check and the Huffington Post.  She maintains her own personal blog and is currently at work on her first book.

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