I wrote this poem because I had grown tired of people not seeing me beyond the color of my skin or my “otherness.” I see it being played out on a larger scale as in African-American’s women’s right to choose as exemplified in this article that talks about Anti-Abortion Billboards.
Anti-choice billboarders never discuss why abortions are needed; the lack of access to quality health care, sex ed and contraception; or even the jobs needed to help young women care for the families they already have.
The “abortion is black genocide” meme is taking a turn towards even more violent rhetoric.
Kanye West’s bad-mood-producing abortion tweet; NYC’s racist, anti-choice billboard; the Tea Party’s “we’re not interested in the culture wars” culture-war agenda setting thus far; and midwifery saves money!
South Dakota wants to require a crisis pregnancy center visit before an abortion, racist billboards appear in Manhattan, Oklahoma and Missouri advance bills banning abortion at 20 weeks, and a Jacksonville mayoral canditate jokes about bombing clinics, but said it was ok, the audience was Catholic.
If the most dangerous place for a black baby is in a black woman’s womb, then how safe are black children in a black woman’s care?
Two sisters released from prison on the condition that one give a kidney to the other. Can the government do this?
The infant mortality crisis in the United States is one of the most shameful examples of health disparities in our country. Ending it may require a total “re-imagining” of prenatal care.
What role does racism play in the disgracefully high rates of low birth-weight, prematurity, and infant deaths among African-American infants and the high rate of maternal death among African-American women?
Access to legal abortion promises a state-of-existence never before experienced, where women are fully empowered to steward the procreative power of the species.