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All of these anti-abortion people have no idea what it's like...to be pregnant and abandoned and have no money and no support system. Sure, they'll urge you to stay pregnant, but when that baby comes, who is going to take care of you?


I was with my now husband, then boyfriend. I went back and forth between a diaphragm and spermicide. I was very faithful about using birth control.Still, I wound up pregnant.


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.


I think I am like many thousands of women who have had abortion and it was a normal part of their life. There are many of us who are just not going to have big dramatic stories.

And that is how it should be.

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