Abortion Is (Almost) Never Funny

Abortion is (Almost) Never Funny

Dear Robin:

Six years ago when I was first married to my husband, I became pregnant.  We were struggling financially and I did not feel at all ready to be a mother.

I terminated the pregnancy without telling my husband. He was raised in a strict Catholic home and I know he would have fought with me to keep the baby even though he often said he wanted to wait to have kids.

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Cascadia Earthquake Anxiety, Part 2

(Featured image credit: Illustration by Christoph Niemann; Map by ZIGGYYMAJ /Getty)

Dear Readers:

Unless you missed Tuesday’s column or have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you should recall I began answering a question submitted to me by a Portland woman who is anxious about the “Cascadia Earthquake.”

Let’s refresh your recollection with a link:

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Cascadia Earthquake Anxiety, Part 1

(Featured image credit: Illustration by Christoph Niemann; Map by ZIGGYYMAJ /Getty)

Dear Readers:

This letter will be handled in two parts for two reasons:

1. The referenced article in the New Yorker made me climb under my bed yesterday and whimper for six hours; and

2. The issue presented is new to me, challenging, and demands solid research and thought.  

In other words, unlike most of my advice this one cannot be winged.  Wunged?  Whatever.

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