Choosing a cursed life

400 Words for Women

unicorn blood quote The first time I read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone, this passage about Voldemort drinking unicorn blood to stay alive spoke to me in a strange way. Two innocent children had been sacrificed on the altar of my ignorance and selfishness and my existence had become “a half-life, a cursed life”. Note that I wasn’t exposed to religion or Pro-Life ideas back then and no amount of “religious guilt” led me to think this.

When I read the above passage in 2002, it stroke me as the painful truth: elective abortion doesn’t make you free, it doesn’t make your life better. After an abortion, you are merely surviving. Every morning, you look in the mirror and feel sick in the pit of your stomach. You are repeating: “I’m not a bad person”. You take your anxiety pills and try to ignore the voices in your head so you…

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