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May 17, 2019

Content warning: child abuse, suicide, infant mortality    

                 

“Background: I was born into an Irish Roman Catholic Family. More or less. My father...

October 22, 2018

“I was 19 and a junior in college. He was my co-star in a production we were both in. Needless to say our attraction for each other was immediate and intense. But he did not attend my college and I knew as we spent the summer rehearsing our scenes an...

January 29, 2017

"I had two abortions. The first one was in 1970. I was 19, in college, using a Dalkon shield iud for contraception. When I found out I was pregnant, I was filled with horror. I felt like my body had been colonized by an alien. The thought of having a...

January 19, 2017

“In 1972 as a college freshman, I got carried away one evening with a young man I had been dating occasionally. We went too far, and I lost my virginity. I was so devastated by our loose of control that I never saw or spoke to this young man again.

We...

November 22, 2016

"It’s been 46 years and my memory is fuzzy. Some of the details of my experience are burned into my mind and I think they are true to what happened. Other memories may or may not be entirely true.

I don’t remember the exact date; it was the winter of...

July 7, 2016

"I was 17 and a senior in high school when I discovered I was pregnant. I had had ONE sexual encounter with a boy 2 years older. It was almost a miracle that I got pregnant because there REALLY was no full penetration. Before he penetrated me, I push...

March 5, 2016

"In January 1968 when I was a junior in college I became pregnant. My family lived in India and I knew I could not deal with staying with them and having a baby. I had several pregnancy tests that were negative, but I was sure I was pregnant and got...

January 25, 2016

"In 1975, I became pregnant, though I was using contraception. I went to the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Oakland, California for an abortion. The nurses and doctor were respectful and caring. 

 

During the procedure, my uterus was perforated, (which h...

January 12, 2016

"In 1970, at age 16, I became pregnant. I knew I could not be a mother and wanted an abortion. Abortions were not available in my midwest state; I had to go to New York City. The local Planned Parenthood warned me that at my age, I probably would not...

January 9, 2016

"I was 22, working as a secretary and living at home with my mom. My boyfriend and I had been dating two years. He was in college also living at home with his mom. It was back in the early 70s, and we were using the rhythm method, which we thought wo...

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