Single, childless and nearing 40, I saw one real option
Updated 3:04 PM ET, Tue April 25, 2017
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- Top Republican strategist Sarah Lenti details how — against her family's wishes and conservative values — she decided to undergo IVF to become a single parent
- After being told she had less than a 5% chance of conceiving -- 3.7% in fact -- she gave birth to two baby boys, Eli and Abel.
Sarah Lenti is a political strategist and policy advisor at SML Advisory Partners. She served as a director on the National Security Council under Condoleezza Rice and worked as a lead researcher for Mitt Romney's 2010 book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness." The views expressed in this commentary are her own. This piece is the first of a CNN Opinion series, "What it's like to be me," which explores the personal struggles Americans face at a time of profound social change.
Denver (CNN)It was a year ago when a young woman stopped me in a neighborhood shop. She gazed at my stroller and started crying. She told me how lucky I was to be married with kids.