The Influence Of Abortion

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When asked about birth control, Mrs. B laughed a little and said that was one place that this generation had made a pretty big stride forward. During the late seventies and early eighties, birth control was a lot harder for women to get prescribed. If they went to the doctor, he would ask a list of invasive questions and, if the girl with under eighteen, then inform the parents about their child attempting to get birth control. Abortions were something that was never openly discussed as an option for an unwanted pregnancy and Mrs. B said that if any women she knew had the procedure done they never spoke of it. Most women went through with the birth and then kept the child or put it up for adoption. She said that babies outside of marriage were fairly common where she grew up, so the couple was only frowned upon if both parents were still in high school. Whether they had a child or not, there were many young couples living together who were not married …show more content…
B views on LGBTQA+ relationships as well as the attitudes toward these relationships while she was growing up. When she was a teenager she said that being in a same sex relationships was not openly discussed unless you were very close friends with the individuals in the relationship. Normally the couple would just say “this is my boyfriend” or “this is my girlfriend” and not qualify if they meant in a friendship sense or a romantic sense and no one asked. When asked about her views about same sex relationships, Mrs. B said that she has always been very supportive of the LGBTQA+ community. She told me the story about taking her children to a commitment ceremony before gay marriage was legalized and that just last year her nephew was married to his partner. Her mother walked down the aisle with Mrs. B’s sister because her husband had passed away. Every generation of her family that she had known is supportive, no matter when and how they grew

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