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Does one example of an adopting family really justify a decision for one of the most populated states? His reasoning that he was the first person to hold a woman’s baby that she didn’t want kind of weirds me out.

I think like most things this personal it’s a personal decision but to give no other option other than your personal experience is wrong. All of this has been so confusing for me to navigate as a young adult. I was born and raised in south texas, I was put in a baptist private school, I was wearing pro life shirts putting duct tape over my mouth before I even knew what it meant. I have distinct memories of feeling so right in those moments until I was sexually abused by a “friend” I thought was cool. Then the terror of being under 18, with ultra conservative parents and no longer being a virgin by force hit me. The world that had been painted for me started to shatter. Religion was less believable and definitely less fun. I stood up for “silenced babies” and then I was silenced.

I know this is not everyone’s experience but I think that is the point I am getting to. In no way am I saying carrying to term for an adoption agreement is wrong. It’s just that I personally was not strong enough to have carried a baby through that experience. I wanted to die is an understatement. I tried to drown myself on the sea wall and I was pulled out by a stranger.
I think it’s harder than what they make it seem. It’s not easy to just waltz into your local CVS to pick up a plan b for $50 within 72 hours max after you’ve been drugged and raped. Or maybe you made some questionable choices and you still don’t want to be pregnant. Or maybe you thought your body could handle it but now you’re high risk and it’s life threatening.

It’s so much more than black or white, I hope all Texans can see that this is teetering religious oppression. He is a catholic so he backs laws that are based only on his denomination of a religion and experience? How is that okay?

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