Looking for some common ground

“I really don’t like abortion,” I told the pleasant young woman from a group called Trust Women, “but I will not support the bans, or half-bans, that the state legislature keeps coming up with.”

Biggest text on their door hanger:

The ban on using private insurance for abortion care should be repealed. And politicians should leave medical decisions to women and their doctors.

Which, technically, is two separate issues, though I wasn’t very clear in making that declaration.

Not sure how she wrote that down in her book, but she didn’t scowl even once. And I have more than usual reason to be grateful for that: when the knock came, I pushed the door open only a little and tried to shoo her off the porch, warning her that I was at Wardrobe Zero. She said she didn’t mind, and so that’s how the discussion was conducted.





2 comments

  1. Holly H »

    14 August 2017 · 9:44 am

    1. Thank you for your non-support of the bans.

    2. I am picturing a young activist who is so committed to her cause, she will brush off the nudity factor, and keep right on going. Wow! If she were my daughter, I’d lecture her. But still.

  2. CGHill »

    14 August 2017 · 10:11 am

    Once it started, the topic never came up again; she got the survey numbers she wanted, and I didn’t have to spend any of her precious time getting dressed.

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