I’m overwhelmed by the positive responses and support coming out of my “I used to be a pro-life Republican” essay. I’m enthused by the great discussions in the comments. And I am hearing from many people who say they had similar experiences to my own.
If you were once anti-choice but are now pro-choice, please write about that experience and share it. With HR3, we are facing unprecedented, government-sanctioned misogyny built, brick by brick, on false narratives, political posturing and outright intolerance and hate. They can do this because they are great at telling stories. False ones and sensationalized ones, but compelling ones.
Send me your accounts. Send them to other bloggers. Start a blog. Start a LiveJournal. Write a Facebook note. Talk about why you are pro-choice. Talk about why and how reproductive freedom has helped you. We cannot afford to stay silent right now, not when those who would take basic human rights away from women are yelling louder than ever.