Here are stories collected in 1985 that tell first hand accounts about what life was like for women with an unintended pregnancy before the Roe v. Wade decision in 1973.
"I called my best friend and woke her up at midnight, to tell her I was pregnant. We couldn’t wait to meet our baby. Then like a slow moving storm, our world started to darken."
"It was as if my worth was just staring me in the face. My economic situation was devoid—I hadn’t finished school, I had no real job experience and I had to climb a rocky, sharp-edged mountain to try to be some kind of parental guideline to the children I had."