Grandma Belle’s Story

Grandma Belle’s Story

​GRR! Kansas organizer, Pam Richardson, shares her grandmother’s story. My grandmother was born in 1893. She had a baby the first year of her marriage and then, immediately got pregnant again. She told me that they could not provide for another child at the...

Word to the Wise: Breaking Silence

For centuries, despite silence around contraception and abortion, women have passed information along. They have spoken in euphemisms such as “bringing on the menses” or “taking the trade,” which meant taking a powdered abortifacient.For contraceptives, they used...
Sue’s Story

Sue’s Story

My husband and I were married in September of 1997. I was 35 years old and we wanted to start a family right away. By early December of 1997, (which seemed like forever) I took three pregnancy tests before I told my husband that I was pregnant. Pure joy! My first...