Sex and Shame in a Different Era

In earlier decades, when abortion was unsafe and illegal, an out-of-wedlock pregnancy meant ruin. If a shotgun wedding was out of the question, nice Jewish girls went into hiding and gave the baby up for adoption. Here are some of their stories.

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Sex and Shame in a Different Era

The articles in this special section:

“Get Rid of the Baby. Let’s Go Home.”

by Campbell Armstrong

Plus...Oregon’s new legislation on "open adoption" and an update from Roseanne Barr on reuniting with the baby she gave up