I was born in 1960, and my sister a year later, into a family with an abusive Father. When my Mother became pregnant for the third time she could not tolerate bringing another child into this sad situation. This was well before Roe vs. Wade so my Mother had no choice but to seek out a “back alley” abortionist. The operation was botched and after she returned home she bled to death leaving me orphaned at three years old. My Father abandoned us in the care of our maternal Aunt a year later.
No child should ever have to suffer that way again, so I have been a supporter of pro-choice politicians and of Planned Parenthood for most of my adult life.