One of the hardest decisions when you’re a parent- how much of the truth do we share with our children? And when is the right time? Amy Wise struggles with this decision in her essay.
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“Mama, do you believe in abortion?”
My daughter Tatiana and I had talked about pretty much everything during her seventeen years, but this was one topic we never discussed. I always made sure the conversations veered around it. Now here I was, standing in the middle of our kitchen, posed with the question. I stuttered and stammered, “Oh, uh…that’s a tough one. There’s so much more to it…um…than you know… just believing in abortion.” Before I could answer her, mercifully, the phone rang. Tatiana went about her business and I never had to address the question I had avoided for so many years. What she didn’t ask me, thankfully, was if I had ever had an abortion…
(How did Amy answer her daughter’s question? Order Dancing at the Shame Prom and find out…)