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I Am Adopted. That’s Why I Had An Abortion.

Stop using adoptees as pawns in the battle over reproductive rights

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I am the innocent child some are determined to protect. I know what it is to be born into this world unwanted and unprepared for. I am the child of a woman who had no children after giving me away to strangers. A woman who died too…




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Mindy Stern

Mindy Stern

Screenwriter. Essayist. Novelist. Adoptee.

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