40 years of choice

I just saw an elderly couple driving, with a bumper sticker on their car that said “thank god your mom was pro life”. I laughed at it. Do you want to hear a funny story? When my mom was 17, she got pregnant. Her boyfriend at the time was abusive, unemployed, and barely out of high school. She had an abortion. She aborted her pregnancy, and 17 years later, when she was 34 years old, she had me. My father is not the boyfriend she had when she was 17. And I can say with relative certainty that she would not have met my father if she had had a child at 17. So, for me, thank god my mom is pro choice. And thank god she made that choice, and THANK GOD she had the right and the resources to make that choice when she needed to nearly 40 year ago.