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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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“It is difficult to imagine a more unjust situation than abortion, and it is very difficult to speak of obsession in a matter such as this, where we are dealing with a fundamental imperative of every good conscience—the defense of the right to life of an innocent and defenseless human being.”
— Pope St. John Paul II

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published 16 May 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

Lebensraum is an intriguing reality crystallized in this word which literally translates as Living Room, but not in the sense of a living room. Rather it means the “room” a person takes in social situations. It is a derogatory expression referring to those who walk into a room and take over. The vehemence of such a one’s personality crowds others into the margins of the “room.” I “strut my stuff” oblivious to the need others might have to express themselves.

Mea culpa! Excuse? Well, if I don’t talk, we have to sit around in silence. I forget that I might break the silence by asking questions of others so that they can share and shine!

If you know me, or plan to see me in the future, be sure to kick me under the table if I start to do this. Whisper “lebensraum,” and you will shut me up fast.

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