Suzi's Story

When I was twenty years old, I had an abortion. That was eight years ago and if I had to do it over again, I would. I feel in today's society it is up to a woman to have that choice. I don't feel that a woman should have an abortion as a means of birth control. But I ask you, "what gives a man the right to tell a woman she can't have an abortion??"

I am glad that abortion was an option for me and I can't imagine if it weren't. It was a very tough decision for me and one that I had to search my soul for the answer.

The hardest part about it was that I was adopted when I was two weeks old. In the back of my mind I kept thinking that in 1970 my birth mother did not do this to me. Back then the option for abortion was not even legal.

Still, I knew that having one at that particular time in my life was the right thing to do and I have no regrets. I would like to find out how I can get involved in my state (Missouri) so I can become a voice for "Pro-Choice."

March 1998

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Sexism \ sek-si-zem\ noun
[sex + ism, as in racism]  1) prejudice or discrimination based on sex: esp : discrimination against women. 2) behavior, conditions, or attitudes that foster damaging stereotypes of social roles based on sex - sexist