1980...


“1980. I was 21, living with a guy I knew I wasn’t going to stay with. I always used birth control, so when I found I was pregnant, my reaction was visceral. No way I wanted a baby. I saw a local gyno. Scheduled the procedure at the local hospital and had an abortion. Afterwards I felt nothing but relief. No guilt, only gratitude for a safe accessible abortion.” —Janet Joyce

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