My mother got pregnant while still a teenager. In 1968 there was no Roe v Wade yet. She was scared but she did what many kids did back then; she married her boyfriend. I was born in May 1969 one month after the wedding.
My parents had three additional kids. We are a tight knit family.
I am grateful for my life and my family.
One sibling made her mark in healthcare upper management, another sibling has done well in the banking industry. I worked for the phone company for 17 years.
By Planned Parenthood founder Margaret Sanger’s philosophy I was better off dead.
Teen mom? Check.
Poor parents? Check.
My mother was not yet a Christian when she found herself ‘with child’, a phrase that has fallen out of favor. She notes that abortion was illegal and considered immoral by her peers. Sometimes I wonder if I would exist if morning after pills and subsidized access to legal abortion had existed in 1969…