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Thank you @DAvallone for telling the story of you brave mom— it is because of Woman like her that woman like me have been afforded the right to bodily autonomy for most of my life
I want to remind people what illegal, back alley abortions look like— the consequences that comes with this power grab of #WomensRights

Geri Santoro, 29 year old mother of 2 daughters, abused by her husband— In 1963, she left her husband w/her daughters #MyBodyMyChoice
Geri Santoro moved back to her hometown, began working to support her family, had an affair w/a married co-worker & became pregnant

Geri’s abusive husband announced he was coming from CA to visit his daughters, Gerri feared for her life because she was obviously pregnant
Geri & the man she was having an affair with went to a motel & attempted to perform a self induced abortion. Geri hemorrhaged & the man fled and left her to bleed out alone. She was found the next morning by the housekeeper.
The man was apprehended 3 days later & was charged with manslaughter & "conspiracy to commit abortion". He was sentenced to a year and a day in prison.
April 1973 the police photo of Geri’s body as found: naked, kneeling, collapsed upon the floor, with a bloody towel between her legs was published in Ms. magazine (6mon after Roe v. Wade) illustrating the importance of safe, legal abortion- no one knew her name #MyBodyMyChoice
1940’s-1973, 100’s of 1000’s of woman attempted self induced abortions using hangers, knitting needles, ballpoint pens, bleach, detergent or had illegal, unsafe ones by unlicensed persons resulting in maiming, infections & death— there were many Geris #MyBodyMyChoice
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