"Ashley's Treatment" & Abortion Rights

News & Politics

Her parents lovingly named her their "pillow angel" because she is "so sweet and stays right where we place her -- usually on a pillow." But the simple and ethereal term belies the controversy that has surrounded Ashley, the "pillow angel", and her parents for the last six weeks.

In January of this year, a story broke that unleashed a media torrent and a worldwide discussion outwardly centered on medical ethics. Unpeel the layers, however, and you find a story that shares a great deal in common with the quest for reproductive justice and what it means to be able to sincerely and lovingly make a choice that may seem, to outsiders, the wrong choice -- and therefore the unacceptable choice -- but an individual's loving choice all the same. At the center of the story...

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