Almost 50% of pregnancies in the United States are unintended and, in 40% of those, women chose to end their pregnancies. Whether you’re pro-life or pro-choice, the fact is many women choose abortion–nearly 1 in 4 women had an abortion in the US last year. And yet abortion rarely shows up in our books, our movies, or our TV shows. There are exceptions, usually on cable TV. But in general, this part of women’s lives is rarely shown. […]
Warning: this piece has spoilers about three contemporary romances: Sabrina Darby’s Entry Level Mistress, Joan Kilby’s Maybe this Time, and Sarah Mayberry’s Suddenly You
Last month, I read a contemporary romance by Sabrina Darby that, despite its slightly sexist title–Entry Level Mistress–I was enjoying. Then, in the last few chapters of the novel, a plot twist ruined the book for me. The heroine, a smart, independent 21 year old with a successful career as an artist ahead of her, gets pregnant by her billionaire 31 year old boyfriend and, with very little thought, decides to have the baby.
Now, before you scroll down to the comment section and share your passionately held views on abortion, please, for my sake, read a bit further. […]