My Seattle-area readers are pretty familar with The Stranger's "I, Anonymous" column. It's basically a space the alternative weekly uses for anyone to publish anything, anonymously.
This week's author though makes me really wish I could reach out to her.
You think you are a man because you are a manager at Safeway, but I cannot believe how selfish and childish you are. Does it make you feel like a man to knock a girl up and then leave her out for the trash? I know I caught you off-guard by telling you I was pregnant—but believe me, I am the one who will suffer the consequences. I ask myself: Do I go through the aches and pains of pregnancy and labor and have the baby and risk not having a supportive father in its life? Or do I have an abortion and risk the chance of possibly never having children again because God will think I am a horrible person and punish me for not being responsible when sleeping with an asshole that I thought was finally a nice guy in my life? I hope this haunts you for the rest of your life. I hope your dick becomes infested with 1,000 fleas. Better yet, I hope you get another girl pregnant and aren't as lucky this time and she has your bastard child and screws you for everything you've got. Maybe instead of that Porsche you are driving, you will have to downsize to something else... maybe a Honda, with a car seat in the back. Have a great life, loser.I don't know if she's religious or just misinformed about abortion. But it's the writings of a person who is truly struggling with her choice, and is more than pissed off at the guy who's decided it has nothing to do with him.
I wish I could tell her that she can have other kids even if she had an abortion now. She doesn't need to be guilt-ridden if she decides she doesn't want to have a baby with a person who doesn't want to be a father.