Kip Fonsh: When will it end?

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Thursday, August 04, 2022

I will soon be 75 years old. I believe I have led a fulfilling and active life. Before I was born my mother, all 4’10” and 95 pounds of her, had a miscarriage. She had another miscarriage before my sister was born seven years later. I shudder to think what might have been had my mother been pregnant today. Could she have survived being told to go home and “take care of it?’ Could she have survived the vicious and hate-mongering that would have greeted her as she left the hospital? Could she have even dared to have another pregnancy in today’s threatening environment? Would I be here? Would my sister?

Remember, she would have gone through these trials not once, but twice. I am angry, but I also shed tears for those who follow my mom today and face this country that seems to be undeterred in its march to criminalize pregnancy and criminalize mothers. When will it end? How many mothers to be will die? When will this country stand up for the ideals that it professes to believe in?

Kip Fonsh