I’m so tired and I can’t imagine how the women in this country feel.

Firstly, I’m not here to apologize for my gender and I’m not looking for praise. I’m just fed up and looking to let some things out. If you don’t like it and disagree, please tell me. I am always looking to learn and grow alongside all of the people that I share this earth with.

Anyway, I live, thankfully, in a state that for the time being is going to continue to provide necessary care and rights to women that are needed. That being said, when did supporting a TEN YEAR OLD child’s right to abort the child of their rapist label you an ally and not just, at the least, a decent human being? Where are we? How in anyway is this justifiable? How can people ignore that reproductive rights are the decision of that person and no one else’s? My good childhood friend’s mom needed an abortion due to a pregnancy complication. My best friend, who I was the best man in his wedding, and his wife needed an abortion due to complications. I cried with both of them, I told them I loved them. I held them and listened to what they went through. It was heartbreaking to say the least, I don’t get how they could’ve gone through what they did. I can’t imagine now if a situation arose in which they couldn’t get the care they needed. I thought that was just humanity. I guess I was wrong. I guess the rights of your own body are completely dependent on the governing body where you exist.

The people I love the most in my life are my partner and my mother and to know that they are again treated as second class citizens makes me sad and angry. I can’t imagine what the women in this country are feeling at this moment and I know I never will. Thank you to anyone that read this, I just wanted to let out some feelings of shock, betrayal, anger, sadness, and compassion. I don’t mean to patronize and if this comes across that way, please tell me.

I will be on the frontline with all of you not only as an ally, but as a human. I love all of you and I hope that you’re doing ok. I will gladly talk with anyone struggling and although it may not be a big help, I want to be here for all of my strong, amazing people that I get to live alongside everyday.

I’m so tired and I can’t imagine how the women in this country feel.