The brilliant and funny Spike Gillespie takes on Lila Rose and the GOP’s war on women with her “Ask Me About My Abortion” post on Austinist today. An excerpt:
I was married, insured, educated and 33 when I discovered I was pregnant (i.e. not one of those dirty, 12 year-old crack whores Rose seems both eager to condemn and “save”). My then husband was a physically violent, mentally ill, prescription drug addict. That I married him was entirely my own fault, a regret I will carry to my grave. I unwittingly but nonetheless endangered my own life and that of my son– who was five back then— when I married. Getting pregnant was also my fault, a stupid moment of birth control neglect. That pregnancy was catalyst, face slap, final warning. To stay with this man would ruin my life, my son’s life and, should I follow through with the pregnancy, the eventual life of the fetus.