“Your voice doesn’t really matter.”
I’ll never forget those words. A state representative spoke them directly to me as he spoke to my freshman civics class. He agreed to come to class and speak to us about the state government and how it worked. During a question and answer session, some of us began to ask questions about the policies that he advocated for in the state House of Representatives.
The question of abortion came up.
The politician offered a very political answer: “I oppose abortion, except in cases of rape and incest.”
Little did he know I was sitting in the class, and my mother was also on a state board – the state chapter for Right to Life, a pro-life organization.