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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:18 PM

When abortion was illegal: A 1966 Post series revealed how women got them anyway

When abortion was illegal: A 1966 Post series revealed how women got them anyway


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Reply When abortion was illegal: A 1966 Post series revealed how women got them anyway (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Jun 2019 OP
lark Jun 2019 #1
enough Jun 2019 #2
dixiegrrrrl Jun 2019 #5
wryter2000 Jun 2019 #3
murielm99 Jun 2019 #4
BeckyDem Jun 2019 #6
marble falls Jun 2019 #7

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:30 PM

1. I remember this with horror.

I tried everything but the coat hanger and nothing worked. I was so lucky that a friend knew about Planned Parenthood in NYC that would do abortions on women 16 and older without their parents consent. We started an underground railroad in 1969 (I was #1) and helped several of our friends and family get to NYC to get legal abortions there. I am prepared to get onboard with this again if the laws are changed.

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:49 PM

2. Horror is the word. I remember groups of friends trying to figure out the best

strategy to find a safe abortion, including if possible finding the money to go out of the country. But the horror was always there. Because it was illegal and deeply stigmatized, you couldnít know if you would find yourself in an unsafe or even fatal situation. And many women did.

My blood runs cold just remembering this. Itís nightmarish to think we could actually be returning to this reality.

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Response to enough (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:05 PM

5. My grandma told me stories of her getting an abortion in the Depression.


and my mom got one on late 1950's, which I did not find out about for years afterwards.

I was working for Washington State's pro-abortion law, and I think that is why they, at different times, chose to share with me.
Gramma said lots of women were seeking abortions during the depression..married women...for obvious reasons. as it was, she had 8 kids.

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Response to lark (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:55 PM

3. That's what we're going to have to do

I'll contribute

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 02:03 PM

4. I remember when there was a Life Magazine

series about abortion. It was in the sixties, when I was in high school. I knew little about it before then.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Mon Jun 10, 2019, 04:31 PM

6. Highly recommend the OP and the comments posted, they are VITAL for us ALL.

Abortion rights must prevail.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Tue Jun 11, 2019, 09:00 AM

7. I guess the idea is making America great again by sinking back into the "good old days".

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