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She answered with a simple word: "stories." The tide of marriage equality turned when same-gender couples began to tell their very specific stories: not being allowed in the hospital room of their partner, not being able to adopt children together, not being seen as equal to their heterosexual peers. I am also a believer in taking our private stories public, where the residue of shame — even the shame we were not aware we had — gets evaporated in the light of community and shared experience.We women are especially susceptible to shame for all sorts of reasons: psychological, societal, biological.Indeed, being a parent has only strengthened my commitment to reproductive justice as access to legal abortion allows children a fighting chance to be born into families that desire them and can support them.I grew up in a world that the civil rights movement built.
I had no desire to be a mother at that time — I wanted to finish college and start my career. Afterward, I breathed huge sigh of relief and thought to myself, I was grateful that I lived in a country where forced birth was not the law of the land and where motherhood was not a lifelong consequence for a contraception slip.I was raised by parents who believed in a woman's right to choose her destiny. Brenneman, was in the first class of women at Harvard Law School and the third female to be put on the bench in the State of Connecticut.She taught me about the inexorable movement in society toward justice and equality.I have never, not for one moment, regretted my abortion.My husband of 20 years and I became parents when we had built a home to nurture our children.