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I was 30, married with a 3-year-old daughter.
Abortion was a word that put fright and horror in people like the name 'boogieman' was supposed to in children.
I'm 55 years old. I terminated a pregnancy when I was in my early 30's. I was working at the time but did not own a car.
In 1974 I found my twenty year old self alone and pregnant. I was in my senior year of college in Chicago and applying to graduate school.
In 1974, Illinois had become one of a handful of states that had legalized abortion.