What my abortion taught me about rights
By Karen Hinton, New York Daily News, Jun 01, 2022 at 5:00 am
My mother told me once abortions were wrong, but when a close relative of ours got a girl pregnant, Momma paid for it. They were 16-year-old classmates in a Mississippi high school. No one except Momma could afford the abortion, and she drove the girl to Jackson and back home in 1975.
“They were too young. They had no money,” she said to me a decade later. “It was a hard decision for her, me and your cousin, but it was the right one.” So often, that’s the way it goes: One’s…