Two abortions -- one was illegal prior to 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, one was legal after Roe vs Wade.(1970 - illegal although it was in a hospital for medical reasons due to mental issues of contemplating suicide; and 1972 - legal in a clinic.)

1970 United States

What were your feelings about doing the abortion/s? comfortable, peaceful, relieved

How did you do the abortion? in a clinic or hospital with surgery

Everyone was very professional and dignified and treated the clients thoughtfully.

What was your situation at this time? my age (too young or old), physical health reasons, problems with my relationship, mental health reasons

Did the illegality of your abortion affect your feelings?

Absolutely not -- way too young to make a lifetime decision to be an unmarried woman with child.

How did other people react to your abortion?

Not that many people knew about it so there was very little reaction. Both young men were glad to be relieved of the burden of being a father.



What is your religion?