Aunt Patty? And many checked into the Catholic Services homes such as the Florence Crittenden Homes where they'd give birth to babies already promised to good Catholic families.<quoted text>
She likely went to a home for unwed mothers far away from friends and family till she gave birth and put the baby up for adoption.
Banished from society in shame. Things have changed!
The key was privacy-secrecy, the parents would not be shamed and the young lady could marry and "live happily ever after" with some toad that believed that he picked a cherry.
Girls off to college or those who moved to larger cities for better work were seeking abortions and many were paying for that mistake with their lives___the statistics of that era cannot be ignored, women were being butchered and/or suffering horrible after effects from chemical cocktails.
It astounds me that the subject remains such a hot topic after all these years.