Friday, October 05, 2007

Safe and legal anniversary: Pre-Roe

"Becky" was 18 years old when she traveled from Arkansas to New York for a safe and legal abortion. She was 14 weeks pregnant. The abortion was performed on September 26, 1971. Though she was running a fever the day after the abortion, staff discharged her to return home. By the time Becky got back to Arkansas and saw a doctor, her condition was critical. She died from infection on October 5.

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