This year’s topic is a simple one: tell us, and your readers, why you’re pro-choice.
Because I want to be a parent now, not when I’m 17 years old.
If it weren’t for access to safe abortions, I would be the mother of an adult by now. While I’m sure the child I didn’t have 18 years ago would have been the joy of my existence, I would have been a fraction of the parent she deserved. Now I have a good job, a loving partner, a stable home, and the maturity I needed to be the most excellent parent I can be. And hopefully I will have the opportunity to be one before too long.
Happy anniversary, Roe v. Wade!