She Grew Up in a Communist Country. She’s Terrified America Will Go the Same Way


Life was brutal in communist Romania. The state tried to force couples to become pregnant. "They had the gynecology police, which would go into factories and make sure that women were having sex with their husbands and getting pregnant." They state wanted people to have children, but many people didn't. "If you can't feed your kids, you don't want them to suffer. You don't have them in the first place."

Monalisa wishes that Americans could truly experience "the soul crushing thing" that is communism. "I mean, if you don't get it, that people were so badly off that they stopped [having children] - if you don't get that, I honestly don't know what I can say or what I can show you that is going to change your mind."

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