When my husband was a little boy

he was watching the news with his parents. The announcement of Roe v. Wade came down. He looked at his mother and said, “If that had been when I was born, I would be dead.”

I grieve for the millions who are dead in the last thirty-five years and for their families who will never have a chance to know them and for the adoptive families who weren’t able to adopt them.

Thank you, University of Oklahoma engineering freshman for not aborting my husband. (Abortions were available when he was born, just not legal.) His boys and I love him very much.

Today is the thirty-fifth anniversary of Roe v. Wade.