My mom always told me "honesty is the best policy." I am now finally understanding that truth. I've been staring at my computer screen for a total of three hours and twenty-six minutes, yet I haven't written a single thing until now. So, while listening to cliche inspirational music, a thought has occurred to me; why not just write the honest truth?
I have not always been pro-life.
Fast forward a year. I was at a restaurant with one of my good friends talking about politics when the subject of abortion surfaced. My friend was firmly pro-life and I was pro-choice by a hair. I argued the liberal platitudes that everyone has heard: “what about sexual assault?" "It’s an infringement on our freedom." "It’s a bunch of old white men telling women what to do." (the latter makes me want to hit myself right now). How wrong I was! My friend, a teenage girl, countered me with arguments that I had no refutation for! Let me tell you, I hate to lose, especially when I am convinced I am right. So, I went home and started researching what I could say when I saw her the following day. I’d silence her with all of the facts that had gathered. I would have a counter for every one of her arguments and I would convert her to being pro-choice.