Monday, July 17, 2006

When abortion was illegal: "My grandma died"

Rabbi Arthur Waskow explains why he marched for choice:
In 1914, way long before I was born, my father's mother got pregnant once again. She had borne five sons. She and her schneider (tailor) husband could not — either physiologically or financially — bear another child.

So she had an illegal, "back alley" abortion.

And died.

Her death cast a shadow over my father's life, and was still affecting him when he died almost eighty years later.

So if I had been wearing a sign on Sunday, it would have read

"My grandma died because abortion was illegal. NEVER AGAIN!"

Click on the link to read the whole story.

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