The Personhood LieFirst, they confused me.Then they made me so angry my hands shook.And now - they simply scare me to death.They make me feel like I'm no longer safe in my own country... that I'm no longer safe in my own home. They've made me consider leaving a place that has sheltered me all my life, which used to fill me with pride, a place whose beauty takes my breath away every single day. "Consider" to the point of actually researching the laws that would allow my family and me to live in another country."They" are the people behind the recent rash of anti-abortion, anti-contraceptive and anti-women bills to hit so many of our state legislatures. They are ALEC, they are AUL, and they are so many other groups: "religious" organizations, political figures - and those that vote for them, donate to them, swallow their lies and fear-mongering and hatred. And, the straw that finally broke this very upset woman's back - they are the people behind the PersonhoodColorado website. The same ones behind th
FancySometimes, I think, or maybefancy is the right word - thatI can feel you thinkingabout me.Those dayswhen all the songs I hear singin those long-gone voices oftwo kids who knew more about feelingthan living.Nights when "we" is a weighton my stomach, that placeright at the top. Where you would rest yourhead, stare into my eyes, handon my shoulder, touch me insideand out.Years when you nevercame to mind. Or so I told myself, pushingdown dreams where you left me againand again.Sometimes I think, or maybefancy -sometimes.
Baylee's StoryI never thought I would actually write about this. For all these years, it's been something I've only shared with my closest friends - partly because it can still choke me up, and I don't like crying in front of people I don't know very well. But I read a similar story last night, then re-read it this morning, and it occurred to me that medically necessary abortions may be more common than the "Pro-Liars" would have you believe - and maybe, just maybe, if a few more of these stories were talked about, someone might finally get a clue.Given that group's "I'll only listen to points of view that support my own" mindset, I doubt it, but what the hell, it's worth a shot.I would like to say straight off that in this case it was not necessary - but it was discussed as something that may have become necessary, and the way it was presented is pretty much the whole point of this public up-chucking of my personal business.In the latter half of 1995, I became pregnant for t