My Aunt Had No Choice

Stand up for your right to contraception, abortion, and to be the defining voice in your medical care.
CURE disease CHOICE women
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U. S. Elaine ✨🦌 @USelaine
My aunt died of bone cancer when she was 24. She was diagnosed when the military hospital X-rayed her pregnancy, as they did in the 50s.
U. S. Elaine ✨🦌 @USelaine
When the pregnancy was about 7 months along, the doctors decided he had a good enough chance, and delivered him by C-section.
U. S. Elaine ✨🦌 @USelaine
She was given no treatment for the cancer during her pregnancy, and abortion was never presented as an option. She grew very thin.
U. S. Elaine ✨🦌 @USelaine
The baby died 4 days later. In 1956, preemie care was limited. While he lived, the doctors decided my aunt must not see him. She begged.
U. S. Elaine ✨🦌 @USelaine
Her only recourse was to ask my mother to go to the nursery, then come back and describe him to her. Never once did she see her baby.
U. S. Elaine ✨🦌 @USelaine
By the time she was given treatment for her cancer, it had spread to various systems, out of control. She died 6 months later.
U. S. Elaine ✨🦌 @USelaine
My aunt was never given a choice about having an abortion, her cancer treatment, and not even the right to see the baby she would die for.
U. S. Elaine ✨🦌 @USelaine
@3tdoan When my mom tells me about it, my heart breaks all over again. I never knew my aunt.
U. S. Elaine ✨🦌 @USelaine
If you think the contraceptive coverage issue is small potatoes, think again. These people will not stop trying to roll back the clock.
U. S. Elaine ✨🦌 @USelaine
The cultural reactionaries know that elected executives are most useful for one thing: stacking the courts with extreme judges. Those last.
U. S. Elaine ✨🦌 @USelaine
Do NOT be complacent about Obama's re-elction. Do NOT stay home, do NOT make assumptions based on the GOP clowns. Any of them could win.

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