I didn’t realize the significance of the timing when I discovered my pregnancy – the result of clumsy, non-penetrating sex experimentation. I guess his sperm were extra athletic and eager, to be able to navigate so easily from my labia to the newly-released egg. I was a college-bound 18 year old with an aspiration to teach special needs children. My parents were outraged at my news, and the doctor patronizing, but with the support of my mother, and only later did I realize how much of my current circumstance I owe to the Supreme Court of the early ’70s who made safe abortion legal. 

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