In todayâ€™s Wall Street Journal, Julia Gorin declares â€œI was not aborted.â€ Why is she making this proclamation? She is responding to a petition being circulated by Ms. Magazine that invites women to declare publicly â€œI had an abortion.â€ Itâ€™s hard to believe that anyone (even readers of Ms. Magazine) would relish the opportunity to announce such a thing, but Ms. Gorin thinks that the antidote to such foolishness is for nearly-aborted people to tell their own stories.Ms. Gorin does tell her story in this piece, and it is a poignant and powerful narrative of her motherâ€™s decision to buck the Soviet norm in order to have a second child. Hers is a wonderful account and a must-read.
See the story here: â€œPetitioning for Lifeâ€ – Wall Street Journal