Anne (netmouse) wrote,

Before Roe V. Wade: Memories of a Gynecologist who was There

As reactionaries around the country continue to try to undermine and take away the abortion rights conferred by the Roe V. Wade Supreme Court decision, Dr. Waldo L. Fielding reminds us what it was like before.

I marched for women's rights in the spring of 1991. We marched under the symbol of the wire hangar, something many women used on themselves or had used on them in back alley abortions, risking accidentally punching through the abdominal wall or other types of tears that could lead to infections and even death. Dr. Fielding reminds us this was a symbol, but it was not a myth.

Recommended reading for everyone.
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