Gloria Allred (née Bloom; born July 3, 1941) is an American women’s rights attorney notable for taking high-profile and often controversial cases, particularly those involving the protection of women’s rights.
During a vacation in Acapulco in 1966, Gloria was raped at gunpoint. She discovered she was pregnant and sought an abortion. Abortion was illegal for doctors to perform at the time so Allred had a back-alley abortion. After undergoing the procedure, she began hemorrhaging and became infected, only recovering after being hospitalized. She did not report the rape, she said, because she didn’t think anyone would believe her.
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