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Abortion or Abject Poverty
Abortion? – Who has the right to choose?
Marcy Goodfleisch asked this question “Will Trump, take the USA backward or forward with women’s rights?”
Some editorials accuse Trump of being sexist but some of his staff members say he supports women’s rights. What do you think?
Here is my answer in poetry and in my own personal opinion/belief.
My personal opinion on abortion in poetic scenarios.
When I heard Donald Trump say that a woman who has an abortion should be punished…. How could Mr. Trump ever have any sympathy/empathy for any woman/girl who felt the need to have an abortion?
If Mr. Trump wanted a girl/woman to have an abortion to prevent anyone from knowing about it, he would just pay for and forget about it.
When does life begin (i.e. when do we get our soul?)
Kathleen Cochran -- reminded me that life begins when God breathes life into the person.
So many people say that life begins at the moment of conception.
I believe a person gets their soul when God breathes life into each body and I believe that is the first breath a baby takes outside the womb that is God’s breath of life…..
One of the answers to Marcy’s question:
Killing babies is what is actually happening in the 3rd trimester. And maybe even earlier, if the SCOTUS ever defined when life begins.
It is not a religious issue or it is a moral issue?
Fourteenth Amendment to our Constitution.
January 22, 1973 – The U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, affirms the legality of a woman’s right to have an abortion under the Fourteenth Amendment to our Constitution.
The ruling allows for legal abortions during the entire pregnancy, but set up conditions to allow states to regulate abortion during the second and third trimesters.
Full-text opinions by the Justices:
- ROE v. WADE | FindLaw
Case opinion for US Supreme Court ROE v. WADE. Read the Court's full decision on FindLaw.
To Marcy’s question:
If you can create a baby all by yourself, then you can kill it. But, since you can’t, why do you think you wield such power?
My answer to Marcy's question:
If you can get pregnant by yourself, carry a baby to term and live through the pain of delivery. Then you will have the right to oppress and force women into not having an abortion, no matter what circumstance or physical condition the pregnant woman is in, but since you can’t, what makes you think you have the God given right to demand that a woman carry a baby to term and deliver it? Without regard to the circumstance of the woman and her health and well being.
I believe that most women would not want an abortion. I know I would not under any circumstances, but I neither condone nor condemn any other woman for her choice about her body.
I believe most women who are married do not seek or want an abortion unless it endangers her life.
Why would anyone want an Abortion?
© By Shyron Shenko
The Careless lover plants his seed
In his lover’s fertile bed
Does she know he is already wed?
He thinks to himself
She must be on the pill
When it was he
That should have protected her instead
When she reveals she’s in the family way
He demands she must abort
Because with his wife he plans to stay
How dare you get that way!
He begins to shout
“You must get rid of it!”
“Before my wife finds out”
The sanctimonious hypocrite
In benevolence to his wife
Marches with the mob
Against abortion rights
Carrying his sign for Pro-Life….
Abortion? Or Abject Poverty? (Part 1)
© by Shyron Shenko
Silently he crept into the house
Past her parents room
To plant his seed
In the teen’s bed
She dare not scream
Or make a sound
Because of the threat he said
He would harm her parents if she did
She kept her silence until she knew
Having a rapist’s child would never do
She told he father thinking he would understand
And help her get an abortion, instead
You let some guy into your bed? Is what he said
What is going on her mother asked
She has gotten herself pregnant
And they tossed her out like garbage
Into the street in abject poverty…..
Abortion? Or Abject Poverty? The child's story
© by Shyron Shenko
You say it’s your right and your ability
To force my momma child
To bear the pain and your disdain
To deliver me into abject poverty
My momma child too weak to stand
But you would not give her a helping hand
Just deliver that child was your demand
To show that you are in command
No food and no bed in which to lay down our heads
You pretend it was to give me life
You force me into this world of strife
You said my momma child must pay
For wanting to abort me that day
Was it to overturn Roe V. Wade you’re marching in the street?
Likened to your hardened hearts
Stone-cold faces in the blazing heat
Was momma a preventing child you must defeat
What did you care about her agony?
When my momma child gave her life giving birth to me
Where are the helping hands that held the pro-life signs?
That had me delivered into abject poverty
© 2017 Shyron E Shenko