I was told by my doctor that I would have a hard time conceiving, then got quickly pregnant when I was 25. Neither of us were prepared for this, I was in school, and so had an extraction at an early time. Afterwards both my parents told me that my mother had had an abortion a year before conceiving me. And my father added that he had supported himself through medical school by providing abortions. He was a conservative thinker but always believed that abortion should be legal, safely done by skilled practitioner and accessible, having seen many illegal ones gone wrong. I continue to believe that this is a decision to be made between a woman and her doctor.