Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption In the Decades Before Roe V. Wade

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Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption In the Decades Before Roe V. Wade Women's Studies
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In the decades before Roe v. Wade, single women who became pregnant faced a society that treated them as outcasts. With abortion illegal in most states,many single women were pressured by family and society to surrender their children to adoption. Ann Fessler, an adoptee herself, traveled the country interviewing more than one hundred women who gave up their children during the post-World War II era. Shocking and revelatory, these women's stories bring to light a hidden part of American' past. 'The Girls Who Went Away' is a vital book that paints a vivid portrait of a time when women were not allowed a choice.

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