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My First True Act of Motherhood

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By Megan Padilla How making the most heartwrenching choice for my family’s future almost killed me, and why restriction to abortion access affects every parent. I am on my knees, my face in the seat of a rocking recliner. The clock passes midnight and it’s just the four of us—me, my husband, our baby and a nurse—inside an abortion clinic 90 miles from our home and friends. There is no bed or doctor to ease my way toward delivery of my son, whose life I am ending as my first true act of motherhood. The nightmare began unfolding for my husband, David, and me on […]