On August 2, 2000, I went into labor at Washington State Corrections Center for Women, better known as “Purdy.” I was pretty scared, even though this was not my first time giving birth.
I’m writing this just a few hours after the U.S. Department of Justice announced that it will no longer fight the court order that required the Federal government to remove age limits for purchasing over-the-counter (OTC) Emergency Contraception (EC). While…
Growing up, I never thought of giving birth as something painful or inherently dangerous. I didn’t realize until later in life that my perspective on giving birth, and pregnancy in general, was a bit out of the ordinary.
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