“My body, my choice” is arrogant, says writer

A woman who had 2 miscarriages saw her third, living child on an ultrasound and said the following:

“I now find the slogan “my body, my choice” amazingly arrogant. If there is one lesson I have learned through this year, it is that I do not create life. Life passes through me….I do not create life, I only house it. I did nothing different with any of my four children, but two lived within my womb and two died there. Life-giving is beyond my power, beyond my body, beyond my choice.”

Lori Stanley Roeleveld “My Turn” (weekly column) Providence Journal Sun. June 27, 1993. E-3