100 Years From Now …

Readers of this weblog will know that I’m not normally political. Nevertheless, it’s unimaginable for me to disregard what’s going on in the USA, our neighbour to the south. This isn’t a put up making an attempt to copy any of the wonderful reporting and opinion items on the tragedy of the Supreme Courtroom of the US placing down Roe V Wade like some undesirable piece of rubbish. It’s half private put up and half reflection on the injustice that can possible tear America aside.

I’m a robust supporter of a lady’s proper to decide on and a lady’s proper to manage her personal physique. A proper most males take without any consideration. Personhood confers these rights. Ladies are individuals. In second yr college, on the age of 19, I turned pregnant. This was not a wished being pregnant and regardless of my father’s – sure, my father’s – willingness to ship me to England for an abortion, my husband and I made a decision to go forward, get married, and have a toddler. On the age of 19, two years right into a college diploma and the potential that will carry for the longer term, we continued the being pregnant. The newborn was born with the umbilical twine wrapped round his neck. He basically died within the beginning canal.

Would I try this once more? No. Would I encourage both of my youngsters to proceed a being pregnant underneath such circumstances? No. If requested, would I like to recommend the plan of action we adopted? No.

That’s the non-public story. Tens of millions of girls have confronted comparable selections. The statistics I’ve seen recommend that 1 in 5 pregnancies are terminated annually and that 1 in 4 girls have had an abortion at a while of their lives.

The next pictures and textual content communicate for themselves.

And two extra … suggestions for a way girls, and males, could make a stand going ahead. There was a greater model of this primary picture on Fb – however the ‘content material police’ over there have eliminated it from my feed and from the girl who initially shared it. So I needed to create my very own 🙂

Many historic novels written fifty or extra years from now, will little question replicate on final week’s resolution. The themes and conflicts embodied in these novels received’t be fairly.


M.K. Tod writes historical fiction. Her latest novel is THE ADMIRAL’S WIFE, a dual timeline set in Hong Kong. Mary’s other novels, PARIS IN RUINS, TIME AND REGRET, LIES TOLD IN SILENCE and UNRAVELLED are available from AmazonNookKoboGoogle Play and iTunes. She can be contacted on FacebookTwitter and Goodreads or on her web site www.mktod.com.