Silent No More

Speaking out for abortion

Dear Mr. President,

I am elderly, and this letter is to enlighten you about what women have suffered in their long battle for reproductive freedom . . . When I was a student at the University of Arkansas, I was an acquaintance of a very popular and attractive student there. She became pregnant. Because the attitude of the scarlet letter was still prevalent, without telling her parents, she had an illegal abortion. She died a terrible death from septicemia. Friends told me how she literally chewed up her tongue and screamed in agony . . . You want to take girls...

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