Below is the poem entitled Pro(se) Life which was written by poet
Dvorkis. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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. The right to life concept, often presented as an alternative to pro-choice
abortions, is inherently flawed and inconsistent. Since when does it make sense to value a
person's birth but not the life she/he would lead after it? The idea of a 'right to life'
implies that the life should be as free of pain and suffering as the parent is capable of
providing for the child. If a person has the right to life, he also has the right to the
means to live it. Yet far too many people are routinely born into either slavery or misery
stricken dumps lacking basic necessities since their parents were never given the right to
secure a safer position in the world for themselves or their child.
The truth is it's not the right to the baby's life that's valued but the
inherent murder it implies in whomever prevented it from living. By the time human beings
absolutely understand that murder is wrong, including the right and/or need for the state
to murder anyone for any reason whatsoever, the technology of birth control would have
evolved with enough sophistication so that a woman could fully choose where and when she
would raise a child with absolute certainty, thus making the need to murder the child
completely unnecessary and so it will forever be gone from everyone's mind.
*This is my opinion and nothing more.