The Lucky Ones: Mourka’s Story

I was 19-years-old in the fall of 1966 when my friend Barbara and I drove my two-tone 1956 Chevrolet to Baltimore, Maryland, where I was to have an illegal abortion. One afternoon, a few weeks [...]

The Lucky Ones: Betty’s Story

BY BETTY MACDONALD As an 18-year-old girl in the early fifties, I possess very little knowledge of my body or reproduction. It will be twenty years before The Supreme Court passes Roe v Wade into [...]

The Lucky Ones: Diana’s Story

BY DIANA FREID It’s 1967, I am 19 years-old, and I am pregnant. I don’t understand how this can be. I think it’s impossible to get pregnant the first time you sleep with someone. I cannot have a [...]