Thu Aug 23, 2012, 09:47 AM
polly7 (11,480 posts)
The Way It Was WARNING - Graphic photo in article.
The Way It Was
The Beatles ruled. The mini was in. I was seventeen, and pregnant. What happened next is what could happen again.
óBy Eleanor Cooney | September/October 2004 Issue
Repeated warning - 1st of four pages of article shows a deceased woman who died d/t a botched abortion.
Editor's note, 8/22/12: Missouri Republican Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" comments, aimed at outlawing abortion, thrust the issue back into the national spotlight. Here's a reminder of what would await women if the GOP gets its way.
A few excerpts from a very good article:
Like some ugly old wall-to-wall carpeting they've been yearning to get rid of, they finally, finally loosened a little corner of Roe. Now they can start to rip the whole thing up, roll it back completely, and toss it in the Dumpster.
That year in the 1960s, several thousand American women were treated in emergency rooms for botched abortions, and there were at least 200 known deaths. I got off easy.
When a woman does not want to be pregnant, the drive to become unpregnant can turn into a force equal to the nature that wants her to stay pregnant. And then she will look for an abortion, whether it's legal or illegal, clean or filthy, safe or riddled with danger. This is simply a fact, whatever our opinion of it.
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