Anonymous asked: Earlier today me and my mom were visiting my grandmother and we had to drive pass a large church to get to her house. I saw a few people holds signs and I kinda ignored it until we got closer, the signs had pro-life phrases such as "abortion kills children" and "chose life" I got very agitated and upset at how ignorant they were. I mean children where with parents at this event, it ticked me off and I started tearing up and my mother was just waving to them. I began to argue with her ( count.)
(Cont.) and she got upset with me and we fought half way there and she tried to tell me how horrible abortion was and how they ” sucked the baby out” ect ect but she eventually confessed to receiving an abortion. I felt horrible and I hate that she was kinda forced to tell me. I’m sorry to drop this on you but could you give me any advice? Thanks in advance uwu
Those signs probably hurt her more than your argument, Anon. People feel all sorts of emotions after an abortion - no matter how long it has been. And to see signs that say, “Abortion kills children!” while you’re driving with your child (and silently knowing you had an abortion) can really strike some emotions.
Did your conversation end after she told you she had an abortion? If it did, maybe you two could sit down and have a talk. But only if she is comfortable with that; remember that she is not obligated to tell you anything, simply because that was her experience and it’s her story.
And if she’s ready to speak about her abortion with you, listen. Let her speak until she’s finished. Give her a hug. Let her know you love her.
I would highly suggest not turning this conversation with her into a debate on the morality of abortion or whether or not it should be legal/illegal.
I wish y’all the best, and if you need anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask!
If you’re a gamer, you’ve likely heard of Extra Life. If you’re not (or you haven’t heard of it), here’s a basic rundown:
Extra Life is similar to sponsoring a person doing a 10K for cancer research, except instead of running, people are playing games. Preferably for 24 hours. The money is donated to children’s hospitals through the Children’s Miracle Network.
Last year, Jeremy organized an Extra Life event at his school. They raised almost $3,000 and had a lot of people play all day and night, had people stop in to hang out, and auctioned off a couple pieces of signed video game swag to raise more money.
All in all, it was awesome.
This year, though, we’re doing something small. Since Jeremy and I are both addicted to Terraria, we thought: why not play that? So tomorrow, Saturday the 2nd, starting at 10am, we’ll be playing with some friends (who may come and go during the 24 hours) on a server. And you can make us do things!
Yes, that’s right. For donations, we’ll be doing weird things. You want us to fight a boss in only wood armor? Donate, and it’s yours. You want your name spelled out in mushroom blocks? Yours for a small donation to charity. Get the idea?
So if you want to support us, please check out Jeremy’s fundraising page. You can watch the stream of us playing here (and I might make my own stream so you can watch from my perspective too!). Donate or haggle with us to make us do goofy things in the game! Please help us help children!
p.s. for the people who are scared of the “give me money to give to charity,” know this: we don’t see a cent of the money. When you donate through Jeremy’s page, the money goes directly to the Children’s Miracle Network, who delivers it to the hospital of Jeremy choosing, in this case Dell Children’s Medical Center in central Texas.