I'm feeling such a loss of dignity since Roe was overturned. The idea that I should be forced to bear a child and give birth against my will feels so dehumanizing. I'm so excited and hopeful for this baby - I've waited for them for so long. SO long! But the idea that this isn't my choice takes some of the beauty away. I can't imagine anyone not loving their mother to the point that they would want her to carry them against her will. It's a form of rape. I love my mom so much. I would never want to do that to her and wouldn't want to come into the world that way. I know that I will not stay in this space of feeling so personally violated. And I understand that some people are just uneasy about how powerful women are and so want to control us. And I trust that we'll come back to a moral place of goodness. And I even think I will be able to forgive those who see me as an object, because they are so clearly wrong and deluded. But just now, this feels so demeaning to myself and the beautiful little being swimming through my uterus.