I had an Abortion
I had an abortion. I was 19. And, I was married, and on birth control. I had just realized my husband had a drug addiction problem. Neither he nor I were emotionally or financially prepared to give a child a stable home and good start at life.
He went with me to the clinic. It was a terrible and traumatic experience, for both of us. It was also the right decision, for all three of us.
I am a politically active person and I have long believed we need to evolve past a two-party system in order to effectively govern ourselves. I’m not terribly partisan and have in fact voted split ticket in the past. However, given the insane radicalization of the Republican party leadership, pandering to the far right MAGA contingency, there is no way I would vote for anybody registered as a Republican.
If you haven’t read and/or watched Handmaid’s Tale, I highly recommend you do, even though it does get very, very dark. If indeed the Supreme Court reverses Roe V Wade the “Tale” may be instructive.
Having been there myself, I don’t believe anyone is “pro-abortion.” Having been there myself, I fully believe everyone has the right to choose whether or not to give birth.
It is the height of hypocrisy that far right-wingers cry “get government out of my private life”, “nobody should be able to tell me to wear a protective mask during a pandemic”, and then vote to make it government’s role to force a woman to give birth or risk criminal charges.
A powerful statement of truth. Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful, brave and true!