Title: Love & Haight I Author: Susan Carlton I Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
The Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA) offers the following synopsis for Love & Haight:
Chloe and MJ are spending their Christmas vacation in San Francisco. While MJ is looking for a good time, Chloe is looking for an abortion, but in 1971, abortions, while legal, aren't easy to find.
Actual Plot Summary: It's 1971. Chloe is one month pregnant because of an unfortunate one night stand with a cute guy named Shep, and she doesn't want to be pregnant anymore. She's got her whole life ahead of her – prom, graduation, college – and she wants an abortion. Abortions are hard to come by in 1971, so she researches the best places to get one and then she and her best-ie (MJ…Roman Catholic and that does become relevant to the story) drive to San Francisco over Christmas break to have the deed done. They show up on her Aunt Kiki's doorstep unannounced and begin the process of securing an abortion, but they run into a good many roadblocks along the way.