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In 2017, women will have to more fiercely guard their right to abortion: Kim F. Chiz

Providing abortion care has never been easy.

When my grandmother Dorothy was a young nurse in the 1950s, most of the abortions performed in Pennsylvania were illegal.

When she and her colleagues cared for abortion patients, they were usually helping to save the lives of women who’d had illegal or self-induced abortions in a time when safe abortion care was out of reach for most.

Wealthy women and those with the ability to access resources like transportation and cash could find safe abortion care, even then.

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