Tag: choice

Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

A couple of times a week, I drive past the abortion clinic on the east side. There are always two or three patient escorts in orange vests standing by the door and several people with dogeared, pasted together anti-abortion signs scattered about, poised to… Continue Reading “Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes”

Alabama

I can’t even talk about Alabama because, if I do, if I even start thinking about it, I’ll start hating on people and that’s contrary to where I want to go with my life at this point since I’ve resolved to stop making people… Continue Reading “Alabama”

I Hid the Wire

Originally posted on Red's Wrap:
It wasn’t exactly a secret. I just very carefully picked the places where I talked about it. I had to trust that people I told would have a good reaction. Even after decades passed, I couldn’t risk criticism…

Five Things Young Women Should Know about Life before Roe v. Wade

Tomorrow night I am going to the campus of the small state university where, as a sophomore 47 years ago, I discovered that I was pregnant and agreed reluctantly to have an illegal and unsafe abortion, the effects of which hung on me for… Continue Reading “Five Things Young Women Should Know about Life before Roe v. Wade”

Our Faces

The anti-choice folks have been genius at the fine art of shaming. I have to hand it to them. It’s impressive how the shame of having gotten an illegal abortion has morphed into shame of getting a legal abortion, the distinction seemingly lost on… Continue Reading “Our Faces”

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