I had a lovely lunch with Elisa of Mother Talkers last week. Didn’t expect to be interviewed, but she brought the laptop and we got it done over sushi. She is smart and interesting and I had a great time. Lots to learn about blogging!
Some great comments on the Q & A:
I am staunchly pro choice, and had an abortion several years ago. Looking back on it, I would not necessarily use the word regret, however, I am not sure I would make the same decision today under the same circumstances.
I do think about how old my child would be now from time to time and definitely grieved this decision more than I thought I would. There are very few people who know, and less who understand the complex feelings around this.
Kudos to her and her friends for providing a place for women to talk!
my “other” child would be 8 years old. At the time I had no one who understood, and only a few people know that he/she could ever have existed. Since then, someone I am very close to had an abortion. We don’t really talk about it, but on the occasions that we have, it was so good to have someone who had many of the same feelings I did/do.
Fundamentally I’m pro-choice in that I don’t believe in criminalizing abortion and banning medical procedures. However, I believe there need to be major cultural changes in the true pro-life sense. I would like to see much more support for all women and especially women raising children. If people want to be truly pro-life, and I believe in the culture of life in the sense that we need to respect human life from conception on, there needs to be a shift toward lifting people up. Ronald Reagan did the worst thing for motherhood and those who would like to reduce or eliminate abortion by creating the image of the “welfare queen” Not only is it divorced from reality but it appeals to those who can’t stand the thought of someone else getting a break