From Stop Patriarchy

An Open Letter to the Parents of the Abortion Rights Freedom Riders


August 28, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


Austin Texas

Freedom Riders in Austin, TX.

This week on this journey I have met women and men with impressively sharp and astute intellects; compassionate, sensitive hearts; and courage of their convictions that facilitates their passion radiating around them to influence the world. I would be immensely proud to have raised any one of them. I am favorably impressed with you as well, for these precious people speak about the love and support of and for their parents, siblings, grandmothers, aunts. I have heard trepidation from some of the Freedom Riders about sharing their views and passions with their parents. I think you probably don't need my encouragement to listen to them with an open mind and an open heart and be proud of what they are doing. I imagine you must feel some fear for their safety. But they don't want to live in a world of fear. Their refusal to be passive in the face of attacks on women and all of humanity is what will make the future worth living. I applaud them; I commend you. Let your hearts swell with pride.

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