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The Real War Against Women

From Kendra Thompson's post, Pro-Child

And then, miracle of miracles, I gave birth. Both times, my children were born and I was a wreck. I had high blood pressure, puffy feet, and a scar across my midsection that ached when I moved at all. I hardly recognized myself. And yet, it was my best self; becoming mother is my primary vocation – I have no doubt of that.I love being a mom, and I struggle as one, too. I love my children; they drive me nuts. Sometimes I fail them and they absolve me the way only children can, saying things like: “It’s okay if you get mad sometimes, mommy, I love you every how!”John and I wondered if we’d ever have kids. We were married thirteen years before we had our first. But one of the reasons we finally chose the risky adventure was a conversation with some dear friends and mentors. They assured us – you don’t want to miss this.I know pregnancy is risky, children are expensive, the whole endeavor takes its toll. But I would advise anyone considered ending the life of their fetus just to think about it first – sleep on it, pray about it. There are other options despite what our fear-mongering body-politic says these days. Making abortion less accessible is not a “war on women.” Normalizing abortion is.

This article was updated on February 7, 2023

Christopher Drew

I'm the pastor in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church serving Faith Presbyterian Church in Grand Forks, North Dakota.