Writing at the intersection of motherhood, feminism and my Latinidad

23 January 2008

But wait, there's more Roe!

Yesterday I took a big chance and posted on the Chicago Moms Blog about the Roe anniversary. I say big chance not because I think our readers are all anti's, but just because I felt my post was about moms who have abortions. Somehow I felt it might hit a few bad chords. Of course, I only got positive feedback:

Speaking as someone who currently has a single child (born when I was 35), and had an abortion (at 18), all I can say is that I, personally, found the abortion emotionally difficult, but I suspect nothing like as difficult as knowing a mixed-race (and thus hard to adopt) child of mine was out there in the world somewhere, blood of my blood, sibling to my daughter, growing up under who knows what kind of care. Reading birthmother blogs has made me aware of how incredibly traumatic it can be to give a child up for adoption, how much regret some women feel. Until you make that choice, you don't know how it will affect you. ~ Mary Anne Mohanraj
There seems to be less and less wrong with Kansas. The Wichita Eagle Editorial Department Blog says flatly, " Stop taking pictures of Tiller patients."

The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice wants to know how you learned about sex. If you haven't heard of them, believe me, they're cool. So take a second, fill out their survey, and then ask your friends to do the same.

See what other bloggers said on Blog for Choice day. Maybe some of them actually did the assignment and blogged about voting.

You should also, ok, you must check our Alternet's Reproductive Justice & Gender section including Jill Filipovic's 10 Reasons to Support Reproductive Justice Today piece.


Technorati tags: Blog for Choice, abortion, Chicago Moms Blog, RCRC, Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice, sex, Kansas, Alternet

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