NB: This hasn’t got anything much to do with educational mission of this newsletter… I just needed to write it after the shocking, historically awful development in the States. Thanks for reading if you do. I was supposed to be aborted. This was the core story of my life, as told to me from as early as I can remember. This didn’t happen in a creepy or abusive way – my mom was a physically battered person, having suffered traumatic, alienating pain as a child, tuberculosis as a teen, and ongoing emergencies and surgeries henceforth. The medical aspect of our story was something we always talked about.
That would be very cool. Let me know if you do. And good luck teaching that course in this climate. Holy fraught.
I may be teaching an "intro to ethics" course next year. If the topic of abortion is covered (I'm hoping to avoid it, actually) could I use this? I think it would help prompt some interesting conversations.