Emily Letts
On Mother’s Day, Emily Letts, you probably honored yours as I did mine on this annual celebration of motherhood. I purchased two large hanging floral baskets for my mother’s patio. Maybe you bought chocolates or fresh flowers for your mother, like millions of other Americans. I’m writing this open letter today because I’ve read your comments published in a magazine for women and watched your YouTube video, “This Is My Story” about your own prospect of becoming a mother after ending your first pregnancy at the clinic where you work. Hopefully my words are constructive. I don’t as a rule read the magazine that published your story or frequent the websites that originally posted your video. But after it went viral, the video was impossible to avoid; it landed on websites I read regularly. It’s brought you some acclaim and, unfortunately, some hateful vitriol from people who disagree with you. More