This post is for those who want to read my article “Regarding The Texas Abortion Ban” without any possible triggers.
As the blog writer and creator of Breaking Agreements, I feel the need to talk about where I personally stand as well as where this blog stands regarding this.
My mother always taught me that “you get more with honey than vinegar.” Oftentimes, she’d say this in referring to situations where I’d ask her and someone else for something. My mother also taught me to not curse, blame, raise my voice, or keep fighting when the answer is no.
This is very hard to do right now. I don’t know the right way to write this or how to approach it. Some people can separate emotions from their jobs, politics, and decisions. I am not one of these people. I’ve tried to understand the reasoning behind this bill because that’s what I have always done when I am in disagreement with something. I try to see what may have led up to someone making such a decision or stance on something. I cannot find one with this. I wish I could so that I could approach this conversation from where you are at to discuss this in a way in which those of you may understand.
The thing is that I don’t know if empathy or understanding can influence your decisions. That’s what scares me. Even if I share my story and ask you to think of your mother, grandmother, sisters, daughters, or nieces-I don’t know if any of this will ever reach you. I’m not the first woman who has told their story to reach those who are in agreement with this bill, and I won’t be the last.
I believe that abortion should be a right given to any woman, in any situation, sexual assault or not. I am pro-choice. I am scared for women and little girls right now. Words cannot describe how frightened, frustrated, and angry I feel. How dare you.