Motherhood, In Brief

Do you enjoy crying? Or reading really strong women reflect on the most painful moments of their lives? Here are some things to read: Ariel Levy on miscarrying in Mongolia in the New Yorker; Kate Suddes on grieving her stillborn baby at Cup of Jo; women on the stories of their abortions in New York—some women regret it; some women are thankful for it; some women were unfazed by it; many women faced incredible obstacles and incredible costs. (“The public university where we teach offers insurance affiliated with a Catholic hospital. We had to submit our case before an ethics committee of priests who would decide if insurance would pay. Otherwise, the procedure would cost us $25,000. The priests decided I had to deliver the baby. I was so upset I couldn’t talk. Later it turned out the state would cover it.”)

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Caitlin with a C (#3,578)

I just want to point out that in the “Previously on The Billfold” section for this post, under “in Babies”, it lists the “Women Who Are Bosses” post. Guys… what?

Meaghano (#529)

@Caitlin with a C Whoa! Ha, I definitely did not tag/categorize that post as “Babies” (just double-checked). I blame the machines.

Caitlin with a C (#3,578)

@Meaghano :) That is kind of what I figured. Maybe the Billfold robot overlords temporarily got replaced by the Huffington Post ones?

This article vaguely involves females and some other issue like health or business: Put it in the “Women” section! Make it purple! Add “babies” and “having it all” tags!

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