Claming My Mamahood After My Abortion

May 12, 2014

For me, Mother’s Day is complex. It’s an annual reminder of a path not taken, or not yet taken. It’s a reminder of the day I admitted I wasn’t ready to become a parent – an empowering, yet sobering day. For me, Mother’s Day is also a celebration of future possibilities, if and when I decide to become a parent. But, like many of theone in three women who’ve had an abortion, it’s a day I often mark in silence.

For some, Mother’s Day is a reminder of the toughest parenting decision they’ve ever had to make. For others, it’s a reminder of a transformational moment. Some put it out of their minds altogether. Abortion experiences are complex and the silence plaguing our communities around it makes it all the more isolating.

Art by Ernesto Yerena
Art by Ernesto Yerena


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