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A Woman's Right to Choose

A woman’s decision to choose should Never have been a matter for the courts A woman knows, for her, what is best to do When facing the realities of last resorts. No pregnancy is possible without a p**is Will the courts now make a ruling on its use? Or simply remove the woman’s freedoms, While letting the man continue to abuse? Sadly, now, some woman cannot determine Something that will affect their whole life Because a few “men of renown” who lied To gain position, are now promoting strife. The decision to abolish Roe vs Wade Must not stand; it is morally reprehensible, What happens now to the unwanted children? Obviously, the courts are not very sensible! Collection of cells trumping living tragedies Unwanted children who will struggle to exist, While women’s rights are trampled in mud Pro-life and pro-choice cannot even co-exist.
Written June 27, 2022 #45 on Best New Poems List Poetry Soup July 20, 2022

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Date: 7/3/2022 2:14:00 AM
I love it that old white men who cannot ever get pregnant by their stepfathers or their uncles get to make rules for the fifteen year old rape victims.
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 7/3/2022 8:39:00 AM
It's absolutely disgusting, isn't it? You are so right to think this way.
Date: 6/28/2022 11:30:00 AM
Powerful poem and absolutely agree. It was a tragic day and a huge setback for women's rights when this was overturned. Thanks for speaking up, keep up the good fight!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/28/2022 12:02:00 PM
Thank you so very much, Hat. Yes, it was, and I am very upset about it. Who knows what other freedoms or rights this USSC will take down next!
Date: 6/28/2022 6:02:00 AM
Majority of citizens are against late term abortion, and most definitely day of delivery abortion...dismembering babies is excruciating to witness & inflicts harm on mother's too...most EU Countries agree...this compromise ( more restrictions 2nd & 3rd term) is now in the hands of the people & their elected representatives in their States, a Republic, as our founders intended.
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 6/28/2022 11:04:00 AM
Thx Milt, I corrected my claim, New Jersey law states babies can be killed right up to the moment of birth, sorry for the confusion. I tend to favor a heartbeat law...
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/28/2022 8:07:00 AM
Your comments are duly noted, James, and I appreciate your response to my poem. I would like some reliable citations for your statement that "babies are murdered at birth in some states."
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 6/28/2022 6:11:00 AM
Also, a society can be judged by how it treats it's most vulnerable, we fail, seniors are warehoused in abysmal conditions unless wealthy, disabled mentally & physically are under supported & babies can be killed right up until birth in New Jersey
Date: 6/27/2022 7:07:00 PM
As I have previously written, our Supreme Court Justices insist they are smarter than their God, who said that life does not begin until inhaled through the nostrils, yet claim they are "saving" lives by denying women professional medical care, and denying doctors the education, training, and experience necessary to provide qualified medical care. How dumb is that? Aloha!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/27/2022 7:43:00 PM
Real dumb, Rico. Real dumb!
Date: 6/27/2022 4:11:00 PM
Milton, a powerful gem, well done!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/27/2022 5:03:00 PM
Thanks, Tania. Well, that's pretty much how I feel wrapped up in a nutshell. Thanks so much for your affirmative response.
Date: 6/27/2022 11:38:00 AM
It’s wonderful to read these words coming from a man, Milton! This issue affects everyone but not quite in the same way, obviously. How can someone who can never carry a pregnancy to term decide this issue? It’s outrageous!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 6/27/2022 11:44:00 AM
Even more outrageous is the fact that two so-called "honorable" men lied to our legislators to get a seat on the USSC to bring about this ruling. It's absolutely disgraceful! I am writing to my representatives to demand their impeachment. Liars should not be sitting on the USSC. And now we are witnessing the damage they can do!