I am a mature and responsible woman
(39). Although I am happily married, I have no desire WHATSOEVER to become pregnant.
A few years ago I asked to have my tubes tied, but was refused this procedure
since I didn't have any children and "could still change my mind." Well,
I didn't and never will.
What I like most about children is that they I
can give them back to their parents when they misbehave. I am clever enough to
KNOW that I am not patient nor self-sacrificing enough to have children. I feel
that many woman are emotionally forced into having children even though they themselves
KNOW that they won't make good parents -- and the result is that they raise kids
up the only way they know how: the 'wrong way' -- causing emotional and physical
abuse to children who will grow up into dysfunctional adults.
though I took contraceptives I am pregnant now. Since I am Rh Negative (and I
had a previous abortion eleven years ago) I feel as sick as can be, and I know
it's not going to get any better.
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women choose to be "child free." Terri Casey is author of a book
called "Pride & Joy: The Lives and Passions
of Women Without Children" (1998, Beyond Words Publishing)