My evangelical upbringing taught me to despise abortion and attend March for Life as a way of "supporting" the civil rights movement. I know better now.
Misinformation about Islam and abortion only fuels the false narrative that Muslim countries love banning abortion. I'm setting the record straight.
I grew up in the religious right and have seen firsthand how rallying against abortion became a winning strategy for conservatives.
And as a member of the clergy, I know the role of my religion is not to tell me what is medically permissible, including having an abortion.
Choosing an abortion was the most selfless act of my life.