Our Abortion Stories: ‘I Had an Abortion … I Had Everything I Needed, Including a Choice’

Former state Senator Martha Hennessey details her abortion experience, inspired by the first person she ever told—Gloria Steinem.

” I fell into the small percentage of those who become pregnant while on the pill. … I did not have to go to Sweden. I did not have to tell my parents. I did not have to tell anyone my reasons, because it did not matter. … I cannot fully understand why I let anyone keep me from speaking openly about doing the right thing for myself and my family, including our seven granddaughters, but that changes today.”