Tag: planned parenthood

I Hid the Wire

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 and I really couldn’t gamble on… Continue Reading “I Hid the Wire”

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”

Suit Yourself

A guy with a cigarette hanging out of his mouth like that would probably accuse an uninformed person of not knowing shit from Shinola. This would be under his breath so you would only actually hear the ‘ola’ part because he was a gentleman,… Continue Reading “Suit Yourself”

My Day with Bob Evans

This incredibly flattering and beautifully composed photograph was taken this morning after breakfast at our beloved Bob Evans restaurant, this one just north of Lansing in DeWitt.  We were driving south on US127 from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant where, the night before,… Continue Reading “My Day with Bob Evans”

Susan G. Komen and My Toe

When a Facebook friend posted the news about Komen cutting its support for Planned Parenthood, I had a quick and visceral reaction.  Can’t possibly be true.  There’s got to be a lot more to the story.  I quickly posted a comment.  Only semi-indignant.  I… Continue Reading “Susan G. Komen and My Toe”

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