We were seriously in love at 18. Birth control made me not recognize myself with the moods and body changes. We agreed the pull out method would be our alternative and it worked for the first couple years until it didn’t. Being so absorbed in my studies, I lost track of my periods until a bout of morning sickness made me realize, and I simply was not prepared or ready for such a thing. He waited for me in the waiting room. As I got ready and changed out of my street clothes, I felt like I was participating in women’s history, a practice that connected me to all the women in the world. I also vowed I would try never to be in a position to need that procedure again. Because of purely financial difficulties during the Recession, I was obliged to terminate a wanted pregnancy with vitamin C/ascorbic acid.