I was married with two beautiful young children. My marriage was tragically ended when my husband burned down our house and himself.

He survived approximately a week in a hospital burn unit. A few weeks later a doctor confirmed my fears – I was pregnant and terrified. My chronic health issues mandated no more pregnancies, single and alone I was going to be hard pressed to care for my two existing children. Access to legal abortions changed daily but my doctor told me I could go to New York – across the country. I was grateful my cousin went with me and it was a legal, safe, caring process. Although I know this was the best solution at the time, I wonder about that child. I am now 75 yrs old.