The choice is ours.
Yes, it is still ours. We can choose to realize, energize, mobilize.
Or we can choose to stay paralyzed.
We can choose to engage, really engage, with the folks just outside of our bubble. Or we can choose to give ourselves over to dismissiveness and distrust. We can choose to tell our stories, even the ones from way-back-when, even the hard ones about hard choices. Or we can choose to be silent, choose to allow people to think that those hard choices are made by “other” women.
We can choose to start, to re-start, to re-engage, to converse, to commit.
We can choose to be inspired by the GENERATIONS of women who came before us, women who sought out and found their own reproductive freedoms. And then demanded that those freedoms be enshrined into law.
The choice is ours; always has been; in every single state in this great nation of ours.
– Amanda Gorman