A young woman lived in a town where only one bus went to the court each day. She arrived at the bus station on time, but had to run into the restroom because of her morning sickness. While she was in the bathroom, the bus pulled away. Determined not to miss her hearing which would force her to delay her abortion, she hitchhiked 40 miles to the courthouse, something she had never done before.
An attorney received a frantic call from her client stating that, although the school was treating her absence as excused, it would nonetheless be noted on her report card. As she routinely achieved perfect attendance, she knew her parents would notice the excused absence and demand an explanation.