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.