I lived in a red state, Nebraska, when I was young. This was in the sixties. I was right out of high school. I couldn’t obtain birth control because of some stupid law, and I got pregnant the very first time I was intimate with my boyfriend. It was a nightmare to say the least. I couldn’t get birth control, and I couldn’t have a legal abortion in Nebraska. I did not know what to do. I did know I was not ready to have a baby. It was a very difficult and stressful time emotionally. Here I was pregnant and nowhere to turn. I found out about a church that was helping pregnant girls find the resources to go to another state to have a legal abortion. At the time, it was California. I had to find the money to cover expenses and fly to California to have the abortion. I asked my father for a loan to help pay for airfare, motel, and medical expenses. I did not tell him what it was for. I went alone to California to have the abortion. I met several other young girls from Nebraska who were terminating unwanted pregnancies. I was lucky in that I found a resource to help me get through this ordeal. I often think how my life would have been if I had been forced to have a child at such a young age and all the missed opportunities. I have no regrets. I am angry that the Republican party thinks they can take away a woman’s right to choose again! I am angry to think we have to go back to those very dark days when women could not access a legal abortion. I am angry that women will be faced with having illegal abortions or forced to have unwanted pregnancies again! I will fight the Republican party every step of the way to make sure women are safe to choose what is right and best for them! We cannot go back in time and take away a woman’s right to choose.