Gauze, Turpentine and Retching: A Story From Life Before Roe

Deborah tells the story of her experience with a friend of a friend in her college dorm in 1971, helping her through the horrific experience of an illegal abortion. She concludes: “It’s not about whether or not women have abortions. It’s about whether or not women have abortions that are safe and legal or if they’ll have clothes hangers and turpentine. And that’s no choice.” (From Advocates for Youth’s 1 in 3 Campaign)