By Anne Nicol Gaylor
"A relocating account via a girl who is aware the emotional truths at the back of the call for for abortion." --Gloria Steinem
"So a lot of what has been written approximately abortion has been apologetic -- and been written through males. it really is fresh to have this forthright assertion via a feminist who has been a pace-setter within the abortion reform stream.
Ms. Gaylor articulates the anger of all feminists with a society that's trying to subvert the USA ideal court docket choice legalizing abortion" --Betty Friedan
"Required studying for an individual who nonetheless doesn't understand the tragedy of undesirable being pregnant . . . and should you needs to debate the query. A poignant human record choked with compassion and real love of humanity." --Marion okay. Sanders
"Finally, a booklet that specializes in the single, really certified, unlawful abortion specialists -- the ladies themselves. Their voices haven't been heard within the abortion debates of contemporary years. Anne Gaylor, who suggested hundreds of thousands of those girls, tells their tales with compassion and figuring out.
Ms. Gaylor spares nobody in her trenchant research of the place the accountability lies for the affliction, degradation and loss of life brought on by anti-abortion legislation. She records the position medical professionals have performed during this. She exposes the strategies and motivations of the so-called Right-to-Lifers, who're made up our minds to overthrow the U.S. superb court docket judgements legalizing abortion.
Invaluable for all those that care approximately conserving abortion criminal and secure, this ebook can be a needs to when you wish the entire evidence earlier than making up their minds in this issue." --Beatrice Blair, government Director of nationwide Abortion Rights motion League.
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Then, quite suddenly, on Monday, April 19, at three o'clock in the afternoon, several policemen and women descended on the clinic. Bursting into offices and procedure rooms, they grabbed all records and equipment, and forcibly took with them a terrified seventeen-year-old girl, ignoring a clinic counselor's plea that she be allowed to accompany her. Asked if they were arresting the girl, they said they were, and she was taken to a Madison hospital where she was forcibly examined against her will.
I learned the next day that the young woman, unmarried and pregnant, had attempted to abort herself. During the 1960's so many tragic stories came to my attention, both in the press and from friends. There were occasional little items in the papers about a newborn baby found floating in the Rock River, and babies left dead or alive in shopping bags, in theatres, and wooded lots. A social worker told me of her attempts--unsuccessful--to secure an abortion for a mother of eight retarded children, to prevent the birth of a ninth retarded child.
Please, please help me. I am absolutely sure I am pregnant, but I cannot possibly have a baby. It would not only postpone indefinitely completion of my much loved college work, but my having a child would bring untold problems to my parents, both of whom are prominent members of this community.... The man is at his home, 300 miles away, so I am as usual when it comes to an abortion, alone. Please help me. J. I found your address in a Planned Parenthood booklet, and I would like to know if you can help somebody like me.