You Say You Are Pro-life

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I am neither a Democrat nor a Republican. In my view, both parties represent the two sides of the same evil sword that is cutting us apart. Each party carries a goody bag filled with some good apples (policies) and some poisoned apples. Which ever party you should support, you support both the good and the bad apples that such party seeks to feed society with.

Submitted: June 11, 2019

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You Say You Are Pro-life

 

You say you are pro-life, 
but I don't believe you.
I want to believe you, 
but I can't. Here's why:
You say NO--
to minimum wage increase. 
You say NO--
to programs that help the needy.
Then you dare say
climate  change is a nonexistent issue. 
You shamelessly support corporate greed 
and systemic exploitation of the poor. 
You approvingly wink at injustice,
as long as your bottom line remains.

How can a poor mother feed her children 
when she makes just enough to pay the rent?
These precious lives you say you are for,
where will they go? 
Where will they go when the earth 
can no longer support their existence? 
Where will they go from a justice system 
that denies them their civil rights?

You hold a knife in your hand, ready to cut,
cut the same lives you say you support.
The knife in your hand is your hypocrisy.
You criticize this poor mother on welfare; 
you say she can't afford to have children.
You say she shouldn't have so many children.
You then criticize others for not wanting, 
not wanting to bring children in this world.

These precious lives you say you care for,
are they all worthy, worthy of health care,
housing, nutrition and a good education? 
How can you be pro-life, 
when you are not willing to help,
to help create a fair social ecosystem 
where all lives can thrive---
where all lives really matter? 
As for me, I am unapologetically pro-life, 
but only in the complete sense of the word.

Once a life has been conceived, 
this life existingly lives in the mother's womb,
thus both deserving of the same civil rights.
But liars will tell you otherwise.
Once a child is born, this child is just as worthy,
yes, just as worthy as any other.
But liars will act like it's otherwise.


By Ernst Louis 

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