A woman’s choice…

Is there a foolproof method, she asks in a low voice

After I go through every available choice

I shake my head, birth control methods work when they do

But they can, and do, fail too

No pill, no device, no depot shots can be

Used with 100% guarantee


I look at her, her eyes show desperation

I see the baby in the stroller, and the situation

Is now clear to me- I know she is eighteen years old

With an infant- I see the unmistakable epicanthic fold

She had a baby too young, with anomalies congenital

She does not want another, afraid of the cost, mental and financial

Of bringing another baby into her world, with support none

We are in Texas, so an abortion is out of the question

If she gets pregnant, even if the child has congenital issues

She would have to give birth- imagining the plight of someone in her shoes

I shudder, then proceed to repeat the options

For birth control- I suggest use of a combination…


The vicious law passed by clueless men

Has taken choice over their bodies away from women

I cannot change the law, but with birth control education attempts I can make

To give her some control of her body, for every woman’s sake

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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