Abortion the Future Is Already Here

No matter what happens to Roe v. Wade,the doctors who perform abortions and their patients face formidable obstacles

JUST BECAUSE ABORTION IS LEGAL in Illinois doesn't mean that Sheela Paine can easily get one. At the age of 30, she already has five children. Last week she was in the 19th week of a pregnancy she couldn't afford; her husband is unemployed and the family lives on welfare. She also couldn't afford the reduced $425 price of a second-trimester abortion at the clinic near her home in East St. Louis. During her last pregnancy Paine tried to induce miscarriage by taking quinine pills. She ruled out a cheap illegal abortion because a girlfriend bled to death after getting one....

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