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Singer-songwriter Judy Collins was among 53 women who signed the petition. (Jim Wells/AP)
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A year before Roe v. Wade, 53 prominent American women, including singer Judy Collins, actress Lee Grant and tennis star Billie Jean King, signed a petition headlined "We have had abortions."
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