Before Today

Today is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I could write an impassioned defense of reproductive rights, but I won’t. My words would be hollow. Instead, I will share with you an article that I came across on my Facebook feed: Forced adoptions deserve a proper apology, too. I urge you to read it, because this needs to be addressed. One small excerpt from the article:

“We girls were not allowed to speak to one another about our story. We were also told never to use names, especially last names. They called us tramps and sluts and said that no decent man would ever have us because of what we’d done. I only remember one medical exam in all the time I was there. I only gained twenty pounds, despite eventually giving birth to an eight-pound baby boy. One other thing. We had to whisper, and never, never laugh.”

That part was easy. “There was nothing funny in the home,” Anne recalled.

Lest we forget.

About Silverwynde

I'm a Transformers fan, Pokémon player, Brewers fan and all-out general nerd. I rescue abandoned Golett, collect as many Bumblebee decoys and figures as I can find and I've attended every BotCon--official and non--since 1999. I'm also happily married to a fellow Transfan named Prime and we were both owned by a very intelligent half-Siamese cat, who crossed the Rainbow Bridge on June 16, 2018. We still miss him. But we're now the acting staff of a Maine Coon kitty named Lulu, who pretty much rules the house. Not that we're complaining about that.
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