Why do Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want to take away our right to personal health care decisions?
V1- Dear Governor Romney.
V2- Dear Governor Romney.
V3- Dear Governor Romney.
I was raped at age 20. It was forcible even though I didn’t have any bruises or cuts. That doesn’t make it any easier to live with.
Starting at six years old, I was sexually assaulted. It began with an uncle, then a grandfather. I was molested and raped far too many times to count.
Twenty-two years ago, I gave birth to a lovely daughter who was conceived as a result of rape.
That’s right. Nine months later I gave birth to a boy from that encounter.
I could go into graphic detail of what was done to me. But that would take page after page of describing so many experiences I vividly remember to this day.
I chose not to abort my pregnancy. But I can find no fault with any woman that chooses an abortion if she becomes pregnant as a result of rape.
Eleven years later I still think about the rape and my son every day no matter how hard I try.
I don’t know how my life would look if I had not been victimized by rape. Which I believe is the worst crime against a human being. But I do know and experience nearly thirty years later, the torture of the effects of being raped as a child.
I’m wounded, I’m pissed, and I’m not alone.