Word to the Wise: Far from Home

Word to the Wise: Far from Home

It was dark and cold. Mary, a 14-year-old girl, lay on a pile of hay in a stable, frightened about what was happening to her. She had no help. The man with her, Joseph, not yet her husband, could reject her for becoming pregnant before marriage. She was alone. There...
Lisa’s Story

Lisa’s Story

It was 1966, and abortion was illegal. I was a sophomore at a commuter college living at home when I got pregnant at 19. I never considered continuing the pregnancy. I expected I would have to die trying to end it. I went back to the expensive gynecologist where I got...