My name is Maureen, and I had an amnio-infusion abortion circa 1970. I was 23 years old, as happily unmarried as I am today, and the sole support of myself. A male friend’s girlfriend had asked to borrow a few of my birth control pills, promising to give them back when she got hers. I [...]
I am 76 years old and had 4 illegal abortions in my twenties. I was and am intelligent and a fast learner. However, I was ignorant of how to protect myself from pregnancy, was convinced that a man had every right to call the shots in a sexual encounter (Who was I to tell him [...]
I’m 66 years old now, and I have always loved children and wanted a big family. I have 4 sons and an adopted daughter.
When my first two children were 5 and 7, and my adopted daughter was 3, I neglected to use my diaphragm one night and became pregnant. I wasn’t planning to be [...]
In 1966 I was 31, married with 2 children (born 1964 and 1965) and 3 months pregnant with my third child in as many years. I had an IUD in place. I was also nursing!
I knew I could not have another child so soon. I was physically and mentally exhausted. I was working, doing [...]
The year was 1949 — I was just 17 years old and a college freshman. My mother had remarried in 1945 and I was resentful of my stepfather who was a professor at the local college. My parents were tired of the sulkiness and told me I would live in the college dorm, which suited [...]
I was 19 in the spring of 1970. A freshman in college, the pill was brand new. I got pregnant the first time I had sex with my boyfriend. I had to go to an OB/GYN office in Scottsdale for a pregnancy test. Most of the women in the waiting room were quite pregnant. After [...]
It was 1970 and I was nineteen years old. It was a perfect Southern California night & I was hitchhiking with a male friend. The roadways were busy and soon a car stopped and my life was changed forever with that encounter. Raped, brutalized, beaten, and tortured by two men. I survived that ordeal only [...]
I am 85 years old, and a lifelong Republican. I am a lawyer and former Assemblywoman Constance Knowles Eberhard Cook was one of my bridesmaids. (She is the one to whom we all owe thanks for the decriminalization of abortions in New York.) In 1957 abortion was illegal here, but I lived here and here [...]
My story began 37 years ago when abortions were not legal. I was in college, and had met the man who would later become my husband.
To say “I found myself pregnant” sounds so foolish to me now, but I was frighteningly naïve back then. He felt that marriage was the logical next step, but [...]
It was 1962 and I was 16 years old. Abortion was not legal. I’d had a steady boyfriend since I was 14 and we didn’t really know a lot about birth control. When I discovered I was pregnant my best friend told me that she had overheard a way to induce a miscarriage. It involved [...]