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In 1969 abortion was illegal and women died and got horrible infections from trying to abort themselves some used coat hangers and there was the real possibility of death and sterility.


Anyone who knows me will not be too surprised to learn that I had an abortion -- I worked at the National Abortion Rights Action League for nine years and almost all of that time was as the Executive Director. I self-induced an abortion when I was in college.


1989 and I was 18 I was in that "stupid" love with my high school boyfriend. I just thought he was the best thing ever. I was on birth control pills but not only did I take them wrong, I also had a urinary tract infection and was given antibiotics.


I started seeing a therapist again after my abortion. She tells me it’s OK to talk about this, but I know I’m not supposed to.

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