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|Desperate to end pregnancies, women have endured agony. 'What is most striking about this history of probes and poisons is that throughout all recorded time, there have been women so desperate to end a pregnancy that they were willing to endure excruciating pain and considerable risk, including infection, sterility, permanent injury, puncture and hemorrhage, to say nothing of shame and ostracism, prosecution and imprisonment. And death...'If the Supreme Court were ever to overturn Roe v. Wade, or if anti-abortion forces continue to successfully chisel away at a woman's access to safe abortion, many women will still choose abortion -- by their own hands...with predictable, disastrous consequences.'We need laws that ' protect a woman's right to choose it, or not, and to keep it the safe and private procedure still available to us in 2013, 40 years after the Supreme Court made it legal.'|
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