Tuesday morning, as I was riding my bike, there were several people protesting in front of the Planned Parenthood clinic. I spent the rest of my ride thinking about why I find these protests so offensive. Unfortunately, by the time I returned they were gone so I was not able to tell them directly. I will tell them through this letter.
From 1930-1935, my mother had four single births in less than five years. This left her so fragile that shortly after, her babies were farmed out to relatives while she regained some stability after suffering a nervous breakdown.