‘… I didn’t go to Yale.’
As the Supreme Court deliberates a challenge to Roe v Wade, the New York Times files its amicus curiae brief for NARAL with a first-person account of a mother who regrets NOT having an abortion!
It’s a counter-factual to the regret most abortions evoke. The Times’ essayist apologizes to the baby she bore 20 years ago. “I’ve agonized about publishing this essay, because I don’t want to hurt my son.” (We doubt her essay would have hurt as much as You Know What.) In the succeeding two decades, the essayist reveals her continued failure to take responsibility for poor decisions:
“I wasn’t really dating his father … When we had sex, we couldn’t use condoms …”
And her selfishness. Just listen to her go “me, me, me:” “My personhood was erased and over written with MOTHER before I even know who I was … I had no idea how hard it would be for me to be a mother. … My relationship with my parents is stunted because I’ve never recovered … I’m still struggling to … hold on to a sense of self-worth.”
Of course, the reluctant mother eventually got a job at the university women’s studies program where — you’ll never guess this plot twist! She started an abortion fund!
NOT ‘a lump of cells’
Abortion is the latest crusade for The New York Times, succeeding its discredited 1619 Project. Must also knock down the adoption alternative. Sure enough, The Times casts as a victim a woman who found her birth mother, “heartbroken” about the years they missed. “Adoption is often just as traumatic as the right thinks abortion is,” she writes, “if not more so, as a woman has to relinquish, not a lump of cells, but a fully formed baby she has lived with for nine months.”
A few years back, the Madison WI Common Council denied granting federal funds to a non-profit that wanted to build housing for single mothers who opted against abortion and decided to bear their children. Shouldn’t encourage the pro-lifers, doncha know.
Abortion doesn’t help Democrats
Just 8% of voters listed abortion as the most important issue facing Virginia, according to exit polls. Even worse for Democrats, of the people who cared most about the issue, a majority voted for the Republican. — Politico reports.
As for the reluctant mother who missed out on Yale, she reveals that she did get to abort two subsequent babies. Apparently, her preferred method of birth control.
“I don’t think about who those people would have been,” she maintains, again unconvincingly. “I would have loved those people. But my life would have been harder.” She’s right about that, at least. Parenthood does take work.
Being so directly involved in reproductive right and justice activism as my kids were growing up has given me many natural opportunities to talk to them about abortion. … It’s not about the yes/no of a child’s existence, it’s about what kind of life the child will have.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: No, poor woman, that is exactly what it is about: the yes/no of a child’s existence. Ultimately, the child will make her own life — if not taken from her.