In honor of Respect Life Month, I’ve already posted Abby Johnson’s testimony, and now I’ve come across a moving testimony by an anonymous blogger. I first came across it on the Priests for Life website
, which can also be found on the Postabortion Journey blog
. I’ve excerpted sections of it, but you can read it in full over at the blog.
I lost (or gave away) my virginity at age 15 to my high school sweetheart – who was about as clueless as I was about what sex truly was about. Although – to his credit – he seemed to be more ahead of the game than most of his peers. We felt our relationship to be special of course and we weren’t like our peers who were just jumping into bed for the heck of it. We tried a few times and failed or otherwise chickened out of “doing it.” Being 15 does not lend itself to having a lot of freedom since neither of us drove – but we did visit each other a lot and our parents left us alone enough – and let’s face it – two hormone filled teenagers are going to find a way no matter what. I’ll spare you the gory details of it all – but the thing that is most important about this is that fact that I was so willing to give away my virginity to a 15 year old boy, not aware of my worth, not ever being told that I should wait, not ever thinking or being told of the consequences. Yes, I knew pregnancy was a risk – but not to me!
Economic turmoil. Mortgage crisis. Government bailouts. Foreclosure. Unemployment. The list can go on as the frustration and failure seemingly mounts. Does this sound familiar? People see and hear these phrases and terms everyday, while recent graduates and young adults feel the pressure and tension associated with such negativity in the economy.
It almost seems as though we’ve grown callous to such news, as though we’ve been sensitized to hearing the same downfalls reported day after day. Yet, these are the realities that college graduates and young adults across the nation are facing as they attempt to embark on careers and life-changes. And now, among the negativity, reporters are focusing on why college is not worth it anymore.