Sad for my future kids, who may no longer exist.
My fiancé and I have been together for almost seven years, and for most of that time, we haven’t been interested in having kids, or at least indifferent to the idea. However recently, over the course of the last several months, we have both experienced a change of heart.
We started discussing it and have been working to improve our lives and ourselves to better position us for potential future kids.
We both know that may not be forever. After today’s news, I’m not sure that we can justify bringing a kid into the world. Do I really want my son to grow up in a society that treats women this way and enshrines it in law?
Do I really want my daughter to live a life where her rights are always up on the chopping block?
Obviously, today’s news has many immediate serious implications that are much more important than this, but I wanted to share with people who would understand. It’s just such a bad feeling after finally deciding that our future may include kids after all, and being so excited about it. But it’s not about us; it’s about their future.
Nowadays kids are not like how we were before, they like to do dumb stuff they learn from the internet. But at the same time, I don’t want to be a “tiger parent” that boss around my kids.
Please do what you need to stay safe in these times. Let yourself feel this rage and desperation and focus it into action.