I was having a low day, feeling forgotten and down. Then I read this by my friend, The Crescat.
Abortion advocates will never admit a post-abortive woman is a Mother because to admit that would acknowledge the existence that there was once a child. Not a clump of cells, but a very real living child. When girls begin menstruating they are not called mothers to a clump of cells, yet so many people really believe an abortion is just like having a heavy period or passing a large menstrual clot. This was how it was described to me when I found myself in their clinic fifteen years ago. Two years later when I returned to have a second abortion the lie had not changed.
How utterly courageous and true. I am honored to have a friend like her, and thankful, too. That changed my attitude for the day.
Maybe you are pro-choice. Maybe you have a different attitude towards your abortion. Okay, but for many women, that is not the case. If you consider yourself to be pro-women, then recognize the pain that post-abortive women feel. All too often I hear the pro-choice camp call abortion a "blessing." Blessing don't hurt.
Kat, sweetie, we will both meet up with our lost children in another place.