The following was written after an article that appeared in the Daily Mail this week that came with the designed-to-shock-and-divide headline 'I Wish I'd Aborted the Son I've Spent 47 Years Caring For'.
Rather than lashing out at the mother speaking in the piece, I felt I needed rather to consider the times her son was born in, and instead question the journalism at work which contained no regard for the voice of the man at the centre of the article and was clearly pro-abortion.
Families in the 60s had a much tougher battle than we do today, and many many mums and dads were, and are, incredible pioneers. The following is written to a non-existent woman like the one in the article, thankfully a rare character and in no way like any of the parents of that generation that I am blessed to have met and follow in the footsteps of:
Dear past generation Mom,
I note with respect the hurdles you have faced.