Amanda Gorman's thoughtful remarks regarding a woman's right to decide her own destiny

Amanda Gorman is in a better position to speak for women than I am so I’d like to share some of her thoughts on a topic close to her female heart.

‘Pregnancy is a private and personal decision and should not require the permission of any politician.’

In 2019, poet Amanda Gorman took a stand against abortion bans in the U.S. and her words are just as relevant today.

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Published on 5/23/2019 at 6:35 PM

8 REASONS to stand up today against abortion bans in the United States, according to Amanda Gorman:

  1. When the penalty for rape is less than the penalty for abortion after the rape, you know this isn’t about caring for women and girls. It’s about controlling them.
  2. Through forcing them into motherhood before they’re ready, these bans steadily sustain the patriarchy, but also chain families in poverty and maintain economic inequality.
  3. Pregnancy is a private and personal decision and should not require the permission of any politician.
  4. For all time, regardless of whether it’s a crime, women have and will always seek their own reproductive destinies. All these penalties do is subdue women’s freedom to get healthy, safe services when they most need them.
  5. Fight to keep Roe v. Wade alive. By the term ‘overturn Roe v. Wade ‘, the main concern is that the Supreme Court will let states thwart a woman’s path to abortion with undue burdens.
  6. One thing is true and certain: These predictions aren’t a distortion, hypothetical, or theoretical. Women already face their disproportion of undue burdens when seeking abortions. If the sexes and all people are to be equal, abortion has to be actually accessible and not just technically legal.
  7. Despite what you might hear, this right here isn’t only about women and girls. This fight is about about fundamental civil rights. Women are a big part of it, but at the heart of it are freedom over how fast our families grow goes farther and larger than any one of us. It’s about every single one of us.
  8. This change can’t wait. We’ve got the energy, the moment, the movement, and the thundering numbers.

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More high-falutin talk that’ll amount to nothing. Liberals need to watch the opening of Idiocracy over and over and think to themselves, okay how can we change the minds and behaviors of the rednecks shown in the movie? Because that’s who the audience is for this and many topics. Rednecks, un-educated, though mostly good-hearted, people. How do you convince them that what the anti-choicers are doing is wrong for them?

Sometimes it’s more important to rally one’s own cohorts, rather than worry about knuckle heads on the other side.

Not that they are to be ignored, but first we gotta get our own act together, before we’ll really be in a position to directly confront the tactical lies and brainwashing people are suffering from. And that struggle will be a more personal, one on one affair, require the Democratic grassroots to get their act together and speak up.

I believe that some very basic principles summarize the debate and I don’t have the time for anything thorough, but we can starts with,

A woman’s life is more important than a fetus,
the fetus is after all,
a human potentiality, more likely to be aborted by God, then by the potential mother.

If you really care about babies and children, start by supporting school lunch programs, and woman health services!

Who are you to barge your way into some else’s bedroom and family?

Why should a much of hateful religious extremists and bigots be allowed to order women around?