I'm heartbroken about the murder of George Tiller, and questioning so much. I have a lot of thoughts that I'm not really ready, or brave enough, to share here.
Edited to add: I AM brave enough to say that I believe this: the rights of a woman to her body come first. That makes abortion an essential right. I am pro-choice. I am also pro-life, which some will say can't go together; you can go ahead and say it, that's fine with me. Remember that abortion has existed in every culture and time, and if it's illegal, it's disastrous.
In the words of Lesley Gore, Bette Midler, and most recently an extremely intelligent teenage friend of mine: "You don't own me." That is meaning a great deal to me right now.
Beyond that: what is up with shooting someone in church!? In the name of God!?
When I talk with people about this, I never, ever, ever hear a story about someone who has taken their abortion lightly. Maybe that's just who I know. And I so very often see in the eyes of a woman (no matter what she says or does not say) that she has a personal aquaintance with this procedure, either her own or that of a friend, sister, etc.
That's all for now.