Abortion Pre-Roe: A Survivor’s Story

FranMorelandJohns
ILLUMINATION
3 min readJul 5, 2022

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Photo by Manny Becerra on Unsplash

Nearly 70 years ago I survived an amateur abortion. On a kitchen table in a drab house in a down-at-the-heels neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia.

On a dreary February morning, the loneliest day of my life. Victim of workplace rape by a prominent man who had enormous power over me, I had no other option.

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FranMorelandJohns
ILLUMINATION

Lifelong newspaper & magazine writer, author, blogger at franjohns.net, agitator for justice, kindness & interfaith understanding.