An adoptable message for your elected officials at the state and national level: While some people may believe they have a direct line to the source of creation, I–a practicing Episcopalian–do not feel that. Raising a child one is not prepared to raise or giving a child up for adoption or bringing a child into the world with known medical issues is difficult. While I have not been there myself, I do know that. I do have a loved-one who as a result of an unsafe abortion had three difficult pregnancies that followed, each two years apart, requiring her to be in bed much of the time her young children were babies and toddlers. I support candidates and elected officials who are pro-choice. I support Planned Parenthood, an important reproductive health care provider.