The night before she came to Bakersfield’s abortion center, "Fabienne," 38, had a vivid dream. But when she woke up, she tried to forget the dream, determined to follow through with her abortion plans because she felt that her circumstances were too difficult.
Throughout her lifetime, Fabienne has been experiencing abuse at the hands of the men in her life. Growing up in Mexico, she was subjected to an arranged marriage at the age of 18. Soon her husband moved them to the United States, where she raised their three children, who are now teenagers. After ten years of enduring her husband’s abuse, she left him.
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