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'She made me feel dumb and trashy': Women attacked for making choices


August 8, 2018

Since the pivotal 1973 case of Roe v. Wade made abortion legal in the United Sates, not only have the abortion laws been under attack, so have the women that receive abortions and the doctors that provide them.

The most common way women are attacked for their choice to get an abortion is through shame. Rose traveled to Fargo, North Dakota, in 1990 when she was a freshman in college to receive her abortion. She lived in a small, eastern South Dakota town, and the Fargo clinic was closer to her than the Sioux Falls one. She says the actual surgery was fine and she was treated well in Fargo, but how she was treated once she returned to her home-town health clinic for her after-care was detrimental to her self-esteem.


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