Right now in my life…I am ALL ABOUT THE FUCKING TRUTH — and this is just ONE of my truths.
Despite using birth control, I became unexpectedly pregnant when I was 19. On the earliest date that the procedure could be safely and effectively done, I had an abortion — and I have never for one moment regretted it. And do you know why? Because in MY spiritual belief system — which, believe it or not, could best be described as ol’ Ben Kenobi’s The Force — I don’t just have MERE FAITH that every life force in the universe is powerful, interconnected, and eternal…I KNOW IT.
In every cell in my goddamned body.
In my goddamned body that is itself made of starstuff.
As are we all.
And I know like I know like I know like I know that that same life force that tried to make its way into this world through me when I was 19 didn’t just go away, never to return. It came back again when the time was right. I know that that life force is one of the three precious babies I have the privilege of mothering this time through — or even my BELOVED poochies, Pearl and Vivian. Believe me when I tell you…it would take FAR more than a simple medical procedure to keep those souls from mine — a simple medical procedure that should be available to EVERY WOMAN, EVERYWHERE, should she ever need it.
Life is eternal. Love is eternal. Nothing ever goes away. EVER.
May It be with you. Always.