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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Diary Entry 73: Melissa, 35 (Washington D.C. 2004)
Melissa shares her story of obtaining an abortion in Washington, D.C. after she was raped in Vanuatu, where she had been a Peace Corps volunteer.
(Published on December 9, 2014 |Listener: Melissa Madera | Location: Seattle, WA)
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Diary Entry 11: Ilene Y., 67 (Manhattan, NY, 1970)
Ilene shares her story of obtaining an abortion in New York City in 1970, the year that abortion was legalized in New York State and three years before Roe v. Wade, the historic Supreme Court case guaranteed the right to safe and legal abortions in the United States.
(Published on January 23, 2014 | Listener: Melissa Madera |Location: New York, NY)
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