“Why do you want children?” and other questions we aren’t supposed to ask

As a woman with a sound uterus that’s never hosted a pregnancy (by design), I’ve been asked with uninhibited frankness about my no-children choice.

I’ve had a relative say — not about me, of course, she assured me — that every person she knows who chose not to have children is selfish. Even one of my parents, before coming around to…

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Author of the post-Roe v. Wade novel THE AGE OF THE CHILD| Former adj. prof, journo, cab driver, etc. | Co-host, ChildfreeGirls.com | KristenJTsetsi.com

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Kristen Tsetsi

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Author of the post-Roe v. Wade novel THE AGE OF THE CHILD| Former adj. prof, journo, cab driver, etc. | Co-host, ChildfreeGirls.com | KristenJTsetsi.com

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