Susan’s Story

It was 1971  and abortion was illegal. I was a 19 year old virgin found myself pregnant. Yes, a virgin. Without getting into details, you can get pregnant without intercourse. Fortunately in Kansas the university medical center was able perform abortions with recommendations from 3 physicians. I took a train 6 hours with my mom for the procedure. The subsequent debates over Roe v Wade in my college classes were hard to bare but I never, not for one second, regretted my decision or felt like another option was right for me. Now as a grandma I’m thankful my granddaughters are 1 and 2, not 21 and 22. We will fight like hell AGAIN so that they have the rights they deserve.

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