Coming to Terms With My Anti-Abortion Upbringing
February 24, 2019
by MADLYN MCAULIFFE
I had my first encounter with our nation's abortion debate on an otherwise unremarkable day when I was about eight.
The details are fuzzy — I don't remember where I was exactly or where my mother and I were driving to — but I starkly remember the protest signs bearing graphic images of aborted fetuses surrounding our car. I remember crying, terrified, in the back seat. Despite this experience, I wouldn't learn exactly what the word "abortion" entailed until long after I was sent to Catholic school.