The Horrifying Reality of Abortion Before It Was Legal in America

[My comment on the Yahoo news story below: Sorry, Dr. Grimes: “In 1972, 24 women died from causes known to be associated with legal abortion, and 39 women died from known illegal abortions. In 1997, seven women died as a result of legal induced abortion, and none died as a result of illegal abortion. ” Source: CDC at http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/ss5103a1.htm I also remember the abortion activists in the NARAL (National Abortion Rights Action League) in the early 1970s pushing for legalization by claiming that “5000 to 10,000 women a year” were dying from illegal abortion. (That is even higher than Dr. Grimes’ claim of 4 deaths/day from illegal abortions.) I became an RN in the 1960s and I personally never saw the complications Dr. Grimes describes but I have met several women suffering with emotional and physical complications from LEGAL abortions.  Women-and unborn babies-deserve better. N Valko RN, 27 Sept 2015] The Horrifying Reality of Abortion Before It Was Legal in America Many of us have grown up in a time when we take for granted that abortion is legal. But older generations of doctors and women remember what it took to obtain an abortion before Roe v. Wade.  It wasn’t pretty. (Photo: Getty Images/Alberto Ruggieri) With the topic of abortion emerging as a hot-button issue in the 2016 presidential race, many fear the possibility that it will again become illegal in the United States. In the discussion surrounding women’s reproductive rights, what’s not being recalled is what life was like before the landmark Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade legalized abortion across America in 1973. “The problems we’re...