Back in the 1970s, there was a TV game show called Bowling for Dollars. The '70s also saw the Supreme Court legalize abortion across the United States, and Congress pass a law prohibiting poor women from using federal Medicaid funds to pay for abortion services. I was also born. It was quite a decade. Many years later, I am still here, abortion is still semi-legal, and federal Medicaid funds still do not pay for abortions services. Since I hate injustice, I set aside my thesis (theme: justice) and joined the Bowl-a-Thon sponsored by the National Network of Abortion Funds, which helps low-income women pay for abortions. As of tonight, they've raised over $132,000! This is amazing, and I want to thank the wonderful people who sponsored my participation in the event. (You know who you are, and I am grateful.)
I don't know if it was the crappy condition of the alley I played in, that I didn't want to let my sponsors down, or that I was so inspired by the work that NNAF is doing to help women, but I bowled ones of the best games of my bowling career. I nailed four spares and one strike, racking up a score of 121. Yeah, man! I hope the two protesters who stood outside in a cold rain (one with a hilarious sign about how we are bringing life into the gutter and stomping it out, or something along those lines) know what kind of people they are dealing with, but I am good at flinging a heavy ball at pin(heads).