Lest We Forget

May 11th, 2017

Reproductive Rights: Now You Have Them – Now You Don’t!

On May 23, 2017, join us for an educational forum to discuss the national reproductive rights landscape as it has changed since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973, and how the Trump Administration has already impacted women’s health choices.
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May 11th, 2017

a Mother’s Day Gift for the Future

This Mother’s Day, give your mom a gift that says, “In your name, I am committed to making the future a better place, so that the past will not become the present, or our daughters’ future.” This should NEVER be
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January 22nd, 2017

On the Anniversary of Roe

Today marks the 44th anniversary of the U.S Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which recognized that women have a constitutional right to have control over their own bodies. Before Roe was decided on January 22, 1973, women fought for
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December 3rd, 2007

Coroner Fred

Excerpt from The Worst of Times, Chapter “Coroner Fred,” by Patricia G. Miller, HarperCollins Books, 1993. In the coroner’s office, “the dead women we saw had either bled to death or they had died from overwhelming infections. Some had tears
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December 3rd, 2007

Mr Jones

From an article by Stephanie Brown, In These Times, July 19-August 1, 1989. “Just take off your panties an’ lie down, darlin’,” “Mrs. Jones,” my “obstetrician,” told me. I did it. She went into the other room and came back
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December 3rd, 2007

Gina’s Story

This letter is for my friend Gina. Gina, I am sure, would have written a letter for herself but she died in 1969. We were both freshman in college, 18 years old, full of adventure, and thought we knew everything.
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December 3rd, 2007

Helen’s story

When I was a teenager in about 1940, I baby-sat the two children of a lovely young divorced woman named Helen. She had few employable skills, an exhausting, poorly paid job and her ex-husband only occasionally made child-support payments. Suddenly
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December 3rd, 2007

Dr James

Excerpt from The Worst of Times: Illegal Abortion-Survivors, Practitioners, Coroners, Cops, and Children of Women Who Died Talk About Its Horrors, ed. Patricia G. Miller, 1993. During my medical training, I saw women being treated for septic abortion, and as
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December 3rd, 2007

Dr. Bert

The patient was in a private room. I even remember the room number, 724. That was one of the gold coast rooms. The woman, in her early or mid-thirties, was married to someone really important, with a lot of connections.
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December 3rd, 2007

Dr. Don

Dr. Don, a physician in Colorado in the 1960s: As for the attitudes of the medical community toward these women who got coat hanger abortions, it’s not that the doctors were judgmental or hostile as much as they were kind
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