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  •  In 1973, I was a military wife (4.00)
    with 6 children and a husband who was listed as Catholic in the military records. I was not eligible for birth control because of his religion and he was happy to keep it that way. After all, he only had to take 'what was his' and I'd be pregnant again.

    I found the Planned Parenthood office in Monterey, CA and they prescribed birth control pills and pro-rated the cost so I could scrape the money out of the food budget.

    That allowed me to stay not-pregnant long enough to find a job, save some money, and escape to San Jose with my kids.

    I've never looked back and I ALWAYS find some money to send to those folks at PP. They saved my life.

    If this turns out the way we fear it might, I'm in for whatever it takes to keep options for women open - legal or not. I owe that much.

    We must have stem-cell research. How else will Congress and the media grow spines?

    by bablhous on Mon Oct 31, 2005 at 08:05:40 PM PST

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