To be without choice

“Somebody said that we were less than human and not fit for freedom. Somebody said we were like children and could not be trusted to think for ourselves. Somebody owned our flesh, and decided if and when and with whom and how our bodies were to be used… Somebody’s saying that we must have babies whether we choose to or not. Doesn’t matter what we say, doesn’t matter how we feel. Meanwhile, those somebodies who claim they’re ‘pro-life’ aren’t moved to help the living… Oh, yes, we have known how painful it is to be without choice.” -1989, We Remember: African American Women Are for Reproductive Freedom brochure.

To Be Without Choice, 2019 by Tatyana Fazlalizadeh 

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