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Wed May 15, 2019, 03:41 PM

Does anyone remember Gerri Santoro?

She died from an illegal abortion in 1964. The image of her dead body moved the country.

I won't post it because it is truly horrific.

It's why I'm so fucking scared for my daughters, granddaughter and for all women.

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Reply Does anyone remember Gerri Santoro? (Original post)
cynatnite May 2019 OP
hlthe2b May 2019 #1
Autumn May 2019 #2
emmaverybo May 2019 #3
StarfishSaver May 2019 #4
monmouth4 May 2019 #5
StarfishSaver May 2019 #8
renate May 2019 #7
StarfishSaver May 2019 #9
ProudLib72 May 2019 #6
Different Drummer May 2019 #10

Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:51 PM

1. More to come if this comes to pass--including likely death of one or more 11 yo incest/rape victims

whose bodies were never designed to carry a birth to term.

I have spent the past two decades trying to get younger women to snap out of their denial and realize that this may well be coming--but to little success. I don't think they'll remain apathetic and falsely reassured in the future.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 03:59 PM

2. One of her daughters is a DUer.

We can't go back to that.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:02 PM

3. No. And we should. Thanks for reminding. Do remember an older sister of best friend who,

in her early twenties, had to go to Mexico.
She returned to be hospitalized with massive bleeding and infection. The police went to her hospital room to interview her. They also questioned her doctor who had hospitalized her.
She did recover and somehow the doctor’s intervention put a stop to charges. Also, this wasn’t the Bible Belt.
I could barely believe this had happened in my own time.
But then I never thought to see where we are now. Headed back there again.
My grandmother told me about the coat hanger and downing straight liquor, jumping off the refrigerator days.

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:15 PM

4. My father was on a county welfare board in the 50s when a local MD who performed illegal abortions

maimed several women and killed at least one. He never forgot the photos and his conversations with some of the women who were so desperate that they risked their health and lives to end their pregnancies on a dirty table in a filthy room located literally off of a back alley.

He says that experience is one of the reasons he is staunchly pro-choice (that and the fact that he's a 90-something-year-old feminist badass brotherman)

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:31 PM

5. Your father sounds wonderful. My best to both of you. n/t

This is the DU member formerly known as monmouth4.

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Response to monmouth4 (Reply #5)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:35 PM

8. He is!

Thanks!

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Response to StarfishSaver (Reply #4)

Wed May 15, 2019, 07:06 PM

7. your dad sounds awesome!

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Response to renate (Reply #7)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:36 PM

9. He is awesome!

Thanks!

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Response to cynatnite (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 06:35 PM

6. I just google imaged it

Won't post it.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #6)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:51 PM

10. Ditto.

Anyone interested in seeing it can do the same.

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