In the 1920s, my maternal great grandmother became pregnant for the third time. She did not want to raise a third child,  so she went to her ob/ gyn, who performed an abortion after my great grandmother promised to never tell anybody else. He classified the abortion as another procedure for insurance purposes. In the final years of my great grandmother’s life, after Roe v. Wade, she told this story to my mother, who passed it on to me a few years ago.