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#9 – Where is Your Fear Gauge?

By on Jan 9, 2014 in Blog, Resources | 0 comments

I’ve been told that I’m brave for sharing my abortion story. I never used to be this way. I used to be an expert at ambivalence, guarding my emotions whenever the topic of abortion came up so that no one would suspect that I had any feelings toward the topic whatsoever, let alone to give any hint that I had had an abortion myself. I even coached my husband once on keeping his feelings on abortion to himself, explaining to him that having any vocal viewpoint on abortion, whether good or bad, would lead people to conclude that he had experienced an abortion in the past, and that of course, I would then be found out. I understand now that this logic was irrational, but my paranoia led me to live a very unhealthy fearful existence. Fear is in itself the very thing that snared me, and enabled me to go through with an abortion in the first place when I didn’t even want to. I was afraid of...