But what made Anjie really unique was that she was conscious that there were strong forces that were trying to make her feel bad. She was actively rejecting the slogans and conventional wisdom of the anti-abortion folks that have seeped into our cultural consciousness.
Was she actively rejecting the conventional wisdom of prolifers (and possibly her own ingrained wisdom) and/or was she unconsciously accepting the pro-choice idea that puts career ambitions miles ahead of the lives of unborn children?
The other amazing thing is that she said, "I am the last in my crowd to have an abortion. Now it is 100%." Many of you will see this as a sign of depravity among college students. But the remarkable thing is that all those friends had been open about their experience and were willing to share their experience to help out a friend. She felt taken care of, connected, and what I can only describe as NORMAL. This is amazing for how rare it is. But the truth is that abortion, like having a baby, losing a parent, having sex for the first time, getting married, etc. is a rite of passage.
After the milestone of having an abortion, the realm which Anjie now passes into would probably be up for debate.