My Grandmother’s Desperate Choice

From the article:
“If I couldn’t immediately explain to my daughter how Win died, I decided, I could at least explain why. ‘She needed help really badly and no one would help her so she died,’ I told her.

Then I added a reassurance that I’m not sure I’d feel confident offering today. ‘It’s not a thing that would happen to us now,’ I said. ‘If we ever needed that kind of help, we would get it and we would be safe.'”
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/personal-history/my-grandmothers-desperate-choice
From the article: My grandmother died of a self-induced abortion. In the Trump era, her story has taken on a new sense of urgency.