So interestingly, I’m not nearly as political on this blog as I thought I would be. I think there are a number of reasons for this, but it’s probably mostly because I rarely find it to be advantageous to get into a shouting match about most of the issues about which I feel strongly (which, you know, would be pretty much all of them). In the end, there is rarely a time when I will convince you, nor will you convince me, and we’ll probably just irritate each other.

But I also appreciate that the more you talk to people with your same views, the more polarized this country gets. And so I think it quite important to bring to your attention this beautiful piece of bipartisanship. I only hope that we can address other initiatives as gracefully.

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Our Story: Baby Girl – Part 3

This is part three in a four (plus)-part story about Baby Girl. This post will be the most politically charged, so please proceed with caution. Feel free to skip it if you prefer. Continue reading

Our Story: Baby Girl – Part 2

This is the second of a multi-part series. To read the first part, click here.

At 22 weeks pregnant (that’s the fifth month for those of you who are math-impaired), we were faced with a decision: Voluntarily and consciously end what was nearly certainly a non-viable pregnancy, or let the pregnancy “take its course.” There are significant ramifications to both options that I think aren’t adequately conveyed by that previous statement. Continue reading

Our Story: Baby Girl – Part 1

Let me preface this by saying this is an intensely personal story about an extremely explosive topic. I’m not trying to pick a fight. I’m not even really trying to make a political statement, though I recognize that it may be taken that way. I am certainly not trying to offend anyone. I just want to add our story to a discussion that’s recently been sparked by one family’s story. It’s a long story, so I’ll detail it in a short series. Continue reading