Story No. 552: Dr. Emily from New Mexico

“Julia” was 16 years old. She had big dreams for herself. She was the daughter of a single mother who had her at age 15. Julia was a track star, hoping for a college scholarship to propel her to a future career as a surgeon. She did not want to be diverted from her dreams the way her mother had been. Roe v. Wade meant that she could access the abortion she needed and go on believing in herself and working hard to achieve her goals.