My mom had an abortion at age 22.
She, and my dad (who were dating at the time) drove together from Utah to California because my mom wasn’t sure about the local clinics in Utah. And the interesting part is, I had no idea about any of this – zero clue, until a couple weeks ago when I talked to her while I was home about #Shoutyourabortion.
I wish I had the words to articulate what it felt like to have that discussion – as a son, and as a recovering Catholic – but I’m not really sure that there are any… All I know, is.. it is perfectly OK to shout about abortion, and it is fucking amazing that what began as a simple hashtag has grown into a movement that can open up a strong, inspiring woman like my mom. <3