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It wasn’t the first call of this nature, and it certainly wouldn’t be the last for the tiny woman with a gargantuan heart. Some called her the baby-lady, others thought crazy-lady was a more apt moniker. We called her Mom, and we shared with many others the privilege of finding the solace of acceptance in her presence.

In 1960, the birth control pill was approved by the FDA for contraceptive use. Finally, women would have freedom to manage their reproductive choices. But in the early going, access wasn’t easy in my neck of the woods, especially for teenagers and young single women. Their use of birth control implied a deliberate decision to have sex outside the bonds of marriage. In those days this was considered wanton behaviour by many secular and church communities.

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