procedure in 1980. during my internship at new york's bellevue hospital. professors, my mentors remembered wards filled with injured and infected women in the many women who died before abortion was legal and available. we must not forget their stories or their lives and we must remember, women will seek abortion even when it is illegal. abortion is medical, not political. abortion is medical, not political! >> my name is brenda perl and i am an activist. i'm an african-american and i am a woman. i'm a student from ohio. i am here to share my story. in the summer of 2014, i became pregnant. i was planning to continue my studies that fall. having a baby at that time in my life would have the real my plans and goals. i had just enough money for books with not a cent more. front had a life path in become a path i longed to follow. for that reason, i chose to have an abortion. it was one of the hardest decisions i ever made, but in the end, it was a decision to determine the fate of my life. the state of ohio makes it very difficult for women to access safe, legal abortion. first, you have to
overnight? >> the precinct, then to bellevue, then clashed on amy: jazz, were you handcuffed to the chair as well? >> handcuffed to the chair all night. then during the process of transportation, i am handcuffed onthe back and i have toit a seat in the back of the police car where there is no legroom and i have to lean on the sides and hope that this guy doesn't hit a bump and break my arm, my shoulder or whatever the cases be. you know, i had to remain constantly alert. amy: were you seat-belted in? >> no, i wasn't seat-belted in. no, absolutely not. you know, and this cuffing a individual in the back as you transport him -- amy: you mean putting -- your hands behind your back. handcuffing your hands behind your back. yeah, y to imane that,ou know, th you're in thback seat of a car or taxi, you know, and the taxi driver is not concerned about you, and he's trying to maneuver in the environment. and you're just there having to, you know, pay attention to-every little bump could be a broken arm. amy: do you mind sharing your age? >> my age? 74. >> no consideration. >> and i'm nonthreatening.
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