Happy Mother’s Day to all the women who chose abortion out of love.

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Mother’s day can be tough for women who are coping with a past abortion. While it is important to let oneself feel whatever feelings are arising—whether loss or guilt or sadness or relief—it is my most heartfelt desire to acknowledge the hundreds of mothers (or mothers at heart) with whom I have worked directly (and the millions more whom I have yet to meet) who made their choice out of love.

 I want to wish a happy Mother’s Day to the 61% of women who have an abortion after they have already had children. How many of them made their decision so that they could give the children they already had the best quality of life possible.

 And I want to wish a happy Mother’s Day to the childless women, many of whom may have yearned relentlessly to step into the maternal role, whose inner mothers did not want to bring a child into the world whom they could not care for. I honor the hundreds of women who made their choice because they knew that truly being a mother does not end at giving birth, but is a lifelong journey that they knew they were unable to take. They too made their decision out of love. 

 Happy Mother’s Day to all women—to the gatekeepers of life who call on their inner wisdom to bring new life into this world when they know they will be able to give it everything it needs to thrive.

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Rachael Uris, MA, LPC is the owner of Atacama Counseling, LLC, offering sex therapy as well as individual and couple's counseling for issues surrounding sexuality, love, and pregnancy. All services are located in downtown Boulder, Colorado, and are provided in English and Spanish.
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