I know I did the right thing

Abortion Diary Entry 164: Sue P., 72 (South Orange, NJ 1965 )

Sue shares her story of seeking an illegal abortion in 1965, 8 years before that landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, which guarantees the right to safe and legal abortion in the United States. She also talks about her experiences in the Women’s Movement, founding a women’s theatre troupe (It’s All Right To Be Woman Theatre), and directing a documentary about Connie Cook, a progressive Republican NY Assemblywoman who wrote the legislation that decriminalized abortion in New York State in 1970.

(Published on January 24, 2018 | Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Ithaca, NY)

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i don’t regret anything

Diary Entry 60:  Judi M., 62 (New York, NY 1968/9 and Englewood Cliffs, NJ 1978)

Judi shares her story of obtaining an illegal abortion as a 16 year old high school student in the 1960s after being raped by a family friend, and a legal abortion in her twenties.  She also discusses her work helping other women obtain abortions in New York before abortion was legal in New Jersey, working as a clinic escort at an abortion clinic in New Jersey after abortion became legal after the Roe v. Wade decision, and choosing not to have children.

(Published on October 28, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera |Location: Venice, FL)

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