by Carder

mother daughterI should note here that I am unequivocally, adamantly pro-choice. But I’ve never reacted with outrage at people who are anti-abortion. Unlike those who, say, oppose gay marriage, I don’t think anti-abortion advocates are acting from a place of closed-minded hate. I think that, in addition to ignorance on women’s rights, they are looking at abortion as a simple moral choice: for life or against it.

But my mother’s choice, and the choice of those like her, complicates this simple paradigm. But as complicated as it is, it has, in many ways, deepened my relationship and understanding of her.

Just how many people, like me, owe our lives to abortion?

~ Anonymous coming to terms with the news of her mother’s abortion prior to her birth, Huffington Post, February 20

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