Miscarriage of "Birth Justice"

Forward Together's Stealth Attack on Motherhood

As an adoptive mother, I often felt sheepish standing up in church with the many biological mothers to receive my carnation and curvy-lettered prayer card on the second Sunday in May. I was plagued with self-doubts because I believed that I lacked the key experience common to all biological mothers: childbirth. In part because adoptive parenting put me more in contact with the losses of birth parents, I was initially sympathetic when I came across discussions of "Mamas Day," an alternative holiday to Mother's Day. I thought that any holiday that stood up for marginalized mothers and the mother-child bond, especially in these days of working women postponing childbearing, would be a help to mothers. Yet I couldn't have...

 

is a once and future homeschooling mother who currently lives in Germany. She has enjoyed teaching both in the home and in various community colleges in the midwestern United States, while engaged in foster-to-adopt ministries with her husband. Currently she writes about issues relevant to reproduction and motherhood from home.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #58, Fall 2021 Copyright © 2021 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo58/miscarriage-of-birth-justice

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