My Mistake, Her Choice

And our rights

Photo by Letizia Bordoni on Unsplash

Two weeks before Christmas, 1983. I’m home from grad school, sound asleep, my parents both at work, and the phone rings:


“Terry, it’s….I’m pregnant, and I need some money for an abortion.”

“Oh. Sure. How much is it?”


“I’ll go to my bank this morning and…



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Terry Barr

Terry Barr

I write about music, culture, food, and my Alabama past in The Riff, InTune, FanFare, A Cornered Gurl, Rock n”Heavy, Counter Arts, and Flint&Steel.