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18 The Many Lives Of Mary Ann

THEME: Lunch with an abortion rights advocate

If I could share everything bague or jaune lapis lazuli I wanted to about Mary Ann Sorrentino, bracelet argent avec medaille prenom this entry would have to be made in installments. She has a rich history as (in order) a social caseworker, a hospital unit manager, a leading abortion rights advocate, radio talk show host, and well read columnist.

This site is a one man operation bague or 750/1000 et diamant and I lack an editor probably obvious from my numerous grammatical faux pas but I’ll try my best to condense Mary’s life so far into a regular sized article. Hopefully she’ll forgive me for whatever falls by the wayside. There just so much to share and she a smart, forthright woman happy to address any topic with a strongly held opinion.

“I was always very precocious,” Mary Ann said. Her mother gave birth to Mary Ann at 40, after years of pregnancy complications that led to surgeries removing a lot of her mother’s reproductive system. “They told her she never have another child. She used to look at me and say, is a quarter of an ovary. Imagine if she been a whole ovary. At an extremely energetic 66, Mary Ann beams with bague or blanc froisse a vigor that I only usually manage to capture after a 24 hour sleeping marathon followed by a pint of coffee, and a confidence that I typically only find with Dutch courage.

Within minutes of sitting down to a Saturday lunch with her, I was hooked on her natural conversational skills. No wonder she was a radio host. Her stories keep on rolling out, so many they almost trip over each other as they roll off her tongue, wrapped bague or blanc diamant noir et blanc in a distinct Northeastern American bague or rose chaumet accent that sounds like it drove through Boston but peppered by more worldly experiences.

Our interview came about after I saw Mary Ann in “Taking On The Kennedys,” a 1996 documentary about Rhode Island Democratic Rep. Patrick Kennedy’s first run for Congress. Mary Ann featured in a number of bracelet argent porte bonheur scenes holding court on her then radio show and doing all she could to boost the prospects of Kennedy’s Republican challenger Dr. Kevin Vigilante.

Side note: Vigilante is perhaps the best surname in the world. I can bague or bracelet argent enfants jade almost see the grainy 1960s movie “Dr. Vigilante,” about a surgeon who takes on scumbags in his private time. In my mind, he would have been played by a slim Raymond Burr.

But I digress. When I organized a trip to Providence, I started fishing around for Mary Ann’s contact details. I tracked her down via her blog at Salon (a website for which she also writes a weekly column) After exchanging a few e mails we agreed to meet for lunch. Our destination was Mediterraneo, a restaurant in the Federal Hill district.

It’s a familiar area for Mary Ann, who was born and raised in Providence. She grew up granddaughter to first generation Italian immigrants in the Mount Pleasant section of town, one of the first Italian American suburbs. Her father passed away when she was nine years old, and was raised bracelet argent plusieurs chaines from then on by her mother. The two had a “very close” bond, Mary poincon bague or Ann said. Her mother passed away in 1978, but there’s an affection in the way she talks about her mother that suggests the bond the two had decades ago remains as strong bague or ceramique as ever.

As she dipped her fingers bague or émeraude into bague or gris aigue marine her glass of water and dropped an ice cube into her $9 sweet vermouth martini, Mary Ann laid out a connect the dots path for how she went from precocious Providence child to fervent abortion rights advocate.

She went to college in New York studying a double major bague or safir in English and psychology, with a focus on population and society. “This was the 1960s and 1970s. People weren worried about greenhouse gases and the ozone layer, they just worried about people having too many kids.”

But one method of population control abortion could have been a problematic topic for Mary Ann, raised in a traditional Catholic Italian American household. When she went to college, “I was still a virgin. I didn know about birth control, it wasn something we talked about.”

“When I became a caseworker I started getting in trouble”

Nevertheless, Mary Ann was able to separate her personal religion from discussing the issues of a woman right to choose, a crucial division of thought processes that would only harden over time.

She spent a junior year between 1963 and 1964 overseas at the bague or ambre University of Florence in her beloved Italy, before heading home to finish up her degree. After graduating, Mary Ann got her first job at what was then called the Rhode Island Department of Social Welfare. She was a caseworker overloaded with more than 100 clients, and this is where she “started getting in trouble” by applying what she learned about birth control in discussions with her clients.

“I was working with a lot of single mothers, many of them had several children from different fathers. So I was talking to them about birth control and referring them to Planned Parenthood,” a pro choice organization that aims to bague or 750 femme improve women health and prevent unintended pregnancies.

However, this frankness with her clients about birth control methods soon landed Mary Ann in the first of a lifelong pools of hot water with Catholic opponents of abortion in her home state.

She took a second to have a sip of her martini and reflect. In the silence our waiter brought the starters. We bague or rose améthyste opted for the fixed price lunch menu offering three courses at $12.96. I had the mixed greens salad (no picture, alas) and Mary Ann chose the Caesar salad.

I always feel a little bad for making the bague or rubis diamant interviewee talk through their meal, while I sit there throwing out the occasional question and enjoying my meal. But Mary Ann didn seem to mind, and enjoyed her salad. My mixed greens dish was also tasty, and I washed it down with an $8.50 mimosa that was heavy on the champagne and light on the orange juice.

While we finished our starters, Mary Ann wrapped up her personal history tour. She worked for a while as a unit manager at a Boston hospital in the 1960s acting as a “buffer” between nursing functions and non nursing duties which she said was “one of my favorite jobs.”

Then around 1971 Mary Ann got a call from a staffer at the first health maintenance organization bracelet argent et cristal opening marc orian bracelet argent femme prix in Rhode Island. They wanted someone to head up a program to provide training for inner city kids to have careers, and Mary Ann said she take the job. The only condition: Mary bague or femme soldes Ann wanted to bring her child to work. So she did, working with her daughter Louisa in a crib in her office, until her daughter turned three years old and went to nursery school.

Didn she ever feel like just being a stay at home mother A quick shake of the head signified that was never an option. “After I had my baby I was so happy and doing all the traditional housewife stuff, but then I realized I can do this, she sleeping all the time and I don have enough to do.”

And so it was she worked her various jobs, before finally taking a job with Planned Parenthood in 1977 and staying with the organization through 1987.

“I can separate what is the law and what is right”

Abortion was at another zenith of its controversy in the United States at that time, following the Supreme Court 1973 ruling in Roe v. Wade that acknowledged a woman right to abortion, depending on the bague or saphir femme trimester of the pregnancy. But Mary Ann was raising her daughter Louisa as a Catholic, and still attending services on a regular basis. Wasn there an inherent contradiction with bague or blanc homme moderne the teachings of the Catholic church I not a religious person and even I know the general notion that the Catholic church opposes birth control and in particular despises abortions.

“It was always very simple for me to separate what I would do personally with what was the law and what was right,” Mary Ann said. “On abortion, I was always in a free will place that the Catholic church allows. I was determined that this is the law, it was available to people and it was up to them to decide. It wasn my job” to decide on other peoples abortions.

“I didn’t consider it a quantum leap” to separate being a Catholic with working at Planned Parenthood, Mary Ann said. “I just saw it as logical and right.”..

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