Today is the 4th of July and America’s Independence Day. I want to celebrate our freedoms, but I can’t.
I am not free today.
My right to my body and my future was taken away from me. I am no longer equal, I have been reduced to being once again, a second-class citizen. If some people have their way, I will be forced to carry and birth a child, regardless of how it was conceived. I will be nothing more than a walking, talking uterus. My wants, my desires, my abilities, and my flaws, will be meaningless.
I want to celebrate today, but I can’t. Instead, I mourn and I fight.