Polly Abarca

How Polly Abarca Fought to Bring Birth Control to South Texas

March 9, 2021

This story first appeared in Texas Monthly. An excerpt can be viewed below. To read the full story click here.

As dozens of kids played together on the front lawn of a Corpus Christi home, their mothers gathered in the living room. There, nurse Apolonia “Polly” Abarca displayed pamphlets and showed an educational film about family planning. The women played games, with winners taking home prizes that included books on birth control.

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