Irene Vilar is a woman of courage and a married mother of two little girls aged three and five years.
At age 16 she began a relationship with a 50-year-old man who didn't want kids. She married him and for eleven years swung between desire to have children and fear of losing her husband. She also made several suicide attempts.
Now at age 40, with a new husband, she has had the courage to write the story of her life, which begins with her grandmother and mother in Puerto Rico and their struggle for control of their lives in a country under colonial control.
Read Robin Abcarian's review in today's Los Angeles Times.
Then buy Irene's book, Impossible Motherhood: Testimony of an Abortion Addict.
In case you're thinking the moral of this story is that abortion should not be legal, ponder this: Irene is sure she would not be alive today if that were the case.