Roe Vs Wade

Roe v. Wade, 410 U.S. 113 (1973),[1] was a landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman’s liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. — Wikipedia

I do not remember a time in my life when I did not hear about Roe Vs Wade. From the moment I heard about this, I knew it was a big deal for women. I was about four or five when someone close to me lost a child. I knew for her, that it was one of the most devastating moments of her life.

Growing up I met more than one girl who’d had an abortion, I remember them the way they were before, and I remember the way they were after. Like something had been carved out of their soul.

Abortions — choosing to have an abortion — are one of the hardest, most difficult things a woman will go through. It doesn’t matter how you got pregnant or why, what matters is that in a single surgery, your life will be different forever.

There will be people who stand by you, who will understand, commiserate, and care, and there are those who will call you a murderer, who will tell you that you should be ashamed and that God will punish you. As always, God is used as a weapon to keep women compliant, to keep women under control.

For many women, abortions are not a choice. They are a necessity. Not just because of rape and incest, but because in some pregnancies, the life of the mother is so precarious, that trying to give birth will actually kill her.

When you say that you do not care about Roe vs Wade, or when you refuse to take the time to read one sentence that will explain to you how important it is, what you are saying, is that you don’t care about women.

For hundreds of thousands of years, women birthed children without the aid of men, and they had abortions without the aid of men too. Many times, successfully. But once men realized that they could control women with children — which really is the life goal of every man on the planet apparently, “how do I control women?” — all bets were off.

Children kept us busy, children kept us away from politics, from business, from independence, and while children are ABSOLUTELY a blessing for many, for some they are a path that need not be walked. For a variety of reasons.

I saw it a lot when I was growing up. I was so confused as to why it was that the girls between the ages of 16–and 25 who I knew, were so excited to have babies, to start families with these useless, drug-addicted, pathetic men, who couldn’t even take care of themselves. And then it happened to me.

A person in my life deliberately tried to get me pregnant, he also caused the miscarriage, I didn’t even have time to decide if I wanted an abortion before I lost the baby. He got another woman pregnant around the same time as me. That’s why he did what he did. Her son would be about sixteen now. So would mine have. They would have had the same name because he’s that sick.

I learned at too young an age, that once men realized they could get women pregnant, and that it was acceptable not to marry them, take care of them, or provide for the children these men helped to create, men would do anything they could to do just that.

Breeding is an accepted practice within the man-type community — it’s exactly as I said. Men deliberately get women pregnant without having any chance of supporting the women, or their offspring, as a means of controlling the women in question.

It’s abusive, and it’s evil. Sometimes the only recourse a woman has is to get an abortion because there are genuinely no other options. And on their way to get an abortion, they are threatened, abused, and treated awfully, because people standing on the other side of the line, can’t fathom what it’s like to have a baby with a man who doesn’t care about you, or the life of your child.

Yes, we’re talking about situations of abuse. What would you tell your daughter, if she found out she was pregnant because she was raped by a teacher or a family member?

What would you tell your sister, if she found out that she had to choose to be pregnant and possibly die, or give birth and possibly die? As much as men on this planet like to think that women’s bodies were made specifically for giving birth, not all women can give birth.

It is a scientific fact that some women are just unable to give birth. Maybe it’s because of a genetic disorder, or maybe it’s because she’s been beaten within an inch of her life, or maybe, the child inside of her has already passed on, and all that is left is a…frankly, a dead body. This stuff happens, and abortion is a real, verifiable, scientifically, and medically necessary procedure that can help save the lives of billions of women.

But the patriarchy doesn’t want that, and they never have. They want us to do as we’re told as they lead us to the slaughter in their search for power, wealth, fame, and legendary statuses.

The truth is that too many men are willing to sacrifice all the women in their lives, in the search for freedom. For the man. They don’t care what happens to us.

But Devon, this doesn’t affect you, you’re in Canada.

I’m a woman. Dumbass.

Of course, it affects me. Because if I don’t fight for the women who need my help today then who is going to fight for my children tomorrow? If I don’t make myself incredibly clear right now, right this second, then someone else is going to come up and say “well you didn’t say,” or “well you said.”

Let me make this perfectly clear.

NOT ALL WOMEN CAN GIVE BIRTH. ALL WOMEN ARE WOMEN. WOMEN’S LIVES DESERVE TO BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS.

Women make up more than fifty percent of this planet. We outnumber men by the millions, and yet somehow they have so much control over our lives, over what we do, how we dress, how we behave, they decide what’s appropriate, what’s legal, what’s right for OUR lives, without having any clue what it means to be a woman.

And you know that I don’t have to explain it, but I will. Women are divine creatures. We are divinity incarnate, we come in so many different shades and colors. We represent fifty-one percent of the universe. We are creatures of glory and wonder. We are warriors, teachers, mothers, aunties, cousins, daughters, and sisters. We are friends, and allies, we fight for what we believe in and we’ll give our souls to make the world a better place.

We have absolutely no interest in destroying the patriarchy, what we want is a fair and equitable life where we have autonomy over our bodies, minds, and souls, but we will fight until our last fucking breath, to make sure that our daughters have what they deserve. Which is a free society.

A free society means that abortions should be free, for all women. A free society means that men and women live with equality, instead of a constant war of fighting for the balance we deserve.

A free society means that women don’t have to vote for their rights, because they already have their rights. There was a time that the Republican party helped to end slavery, and over the last century, they have been so focused on reclaiming their former glory that they have forgotten their purpose.

When it comes time to vote, remind them.

Sending all my love,

Devon J Hall

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I Am The Loud Mouth Brown Girl, from Surrey BC. Author, Author & Artist, Dancer, Singer, Cannabis Educator, and Advocate. I am All this and more.

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