Standing for Choice

The past couple of weeks have been a little heavier with my posts given the hoohaw over the new sex-ed curriculum in Ontario and the idiots shouting offensive things at female reporters. I have one more for you today and then on to some lighter fare. I still have 15 or so daily writing prompts to get through that I was going to do in April. They got a little derailed by ‘events, dear boy events’ as Harold MacMillan said.

So today I am writing about choice. Continue reading

Pregnancy Options: Parenting

Pregnancy Options: Parenting

Pregnancy Options: Parenting

It seems fitting that I am writing this post the day after my youngest daughter’s first birthday. This is the second post in my series about options for women and partners facing unintended pregnancies. I am writing them in the order that we considered them when my girlfriend and I faced an unplanned pregnancy at 15 years old. The first was on Abortion and the next will be on Adoption.

For my perspective as a dad of three and a birth father to twins I think that the choice to parent when making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy is the most difficult and has the farthest ranging consequences for the parents’ lives. Continue reading

Pregnancy Options: Abortion

Image of couple walking in the mist with text "Pregnancy Options: Abortion"

Pregnancy Options: Abortion

As I wrote in my last post, when I was 15 my girlfriend and I discovered that she was pregnant. As you might surmise, this was an unintended pregnancy. Since it was unplanned we needed to consider our options and decide what to do about the pregnancy. If you read that post, you know that we decided against parenting and abortion and chose adoption as our course of action. In our case abortion was the first option that we discarded.

I did promise more to my story and I will get to that in another post. First I thought I would lay out the options that people facing an unplanned pregnancy have to choose from. I am going to cover them in the order that we considered them. So first up is abortion. Continue reading