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Oklahoma: the latest frontier in America’s abortion wars

Devney Johnson* was 29 when she made the agonising decision to have an abortion.

The mother of two had not wanted to get pregnant a third time, so when her birth control failed, she knew in her heart she couldn’t go through with it.

  • Farrah Tomazin
  • The Age

Having another child would have resulted in more financial pressure and run the risk that her kids would not get the kind of life she wanted for them, she says.

After six hours of considering her options, she called her local abortion clinic to schedule an appointment.

“Me and my husband both knew that we were not willing to let our family just barely survive,” Johnson tells The Age and The

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