When I hear people bemoan the so-called sad plight of the only child, I remember how often I longed for the safety of being one.
The procedure itself was uneventful. It was the effect the pregnancy had on my body that was completely unexpected.
If Texas' omnibus anti-abortion law was in effect back in 2001 and in 2006, I wouldn’t still be childfree. I wouldn’t have gotten married. I wouldn’t have bought my house. Basically, my life would be completely different.
Shame is a powerful cultural and political tool that has been used to keep people from accessing the resources they need. Shame has kept my name anonymous in this article, but it will not stop me from accessing health care, telling this story, or encouraging others to do the same.
If I heard this story about anyone else, even then, I would have zero hesitation in applying the label “rape.” But at the time, and for a long time afterword, I was unable to view my own rape for what it actually was.
The opposition wants all young people who deviate from the social "norm" (also referred to as ‘sexual anarchists’) to be prisoners of their own natural identity without the ability to express themselves and their individuality in a safe environment.
With plenty of life left to live before becoming a mother, a writer finds comfort in her ability to choose abortion if she became pregnant today. Eventually, she'll have children, but not yet. Not until she's truly ready.
When I think of the phrase, "intrinsically evil," certain images come to mind, like Adolph Hitler systematically exterminating millions of people. I think of terrorist plots to blow up innocent civilians. I think of clergy victimizing their flock. I don’t think of my wife heading down to CVS to pick up a pack of Ortho Tri-Cyclen.
Why I Skipped Mass Today: A Practicing Catholic Objects to the Bishops’ Arguments Over Birth Control
A practicing Catholic explains why he skipped a mass that would likely include a bishop’s letter about contraception and a defense of the Catholic Church's political battle over free birth control, and what his family did instead.