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Molly Redden @mtredden
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I turned this thread into an article for those who want to read more:

I'm also going to reply to this tweet with great examples of others' reporting on abortion restrictions & self-induced abortion
There's @agarciaditta on the tragic case of Rosie Jimenez, who couldn't afford an abortion after a ban on Medicaid coverage for the procedure. She died in 1977 after getting an illegal termination.
There's @NinaLisss on the secret abortion network that works outside the medical establishment:

It's a story about how the decision to self-induce is complicated and doesn't always have a simple relationship to abortion laws—basically required reading.
There's @adacalhoun on the changing methods women have used to perform abortions at home, and the struggle over the modern legal framework around their actions:
@adacalhoun Finally, if you want to learn about the history of self-induced abortion and abortion laws in the America, I GOT BOOK RECS

TL;DR: Abortion wasn't always illegal before 1973, or a topic of great moral weight and public dicsussion
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