Culture,  Politics

Petitioning for Life: A Story of Survival

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Julia Gorin declares “I was not aborted.” Why is she making this proclamation? She is responding to a petition being circulated by Ms. Magazine that invites women to declare publicly “I had an abortion.” It’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 mother’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: “Petitioning for Life” – Wall Street Journal

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