Women's Rights Are Human Rights


Much is being said right now by others who are far more qualified,
in education, in experience, in heart, in passion, than me
so I'll just post this as a show of my disbelief, my disgust,
my outrage and my support. 

And this is when I send yet another silent "thank you" 
out into the universe,
to wherever my father is now,
because I was raised by a middle-class white man
who believed -- 
publicly, as part of an election campaign -- 
that women have the right to choose what they do with their own bodies. 

I'm married to a man,
a Nova Scotia country boy,
who had tears in his eyes 
when I explained why abortion is far more than
simply 16-year-olds getting pregnant. 

~ SJ


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