In El Salvador there’s an assumption,
in many cases, that a miscarriage
is the consequence of an abortion.
Girls who have been raped can lose their freedom.
A premature, or unviable birth
can result in a forty year sentence.
How can a country of that name sentence
women when it reveres The Assumption
of a virgin? Supernatural birth
protected Mary from a miscarriage
when she experienced threats to her freedom.
State infanticide – worse than abortion?
Las 17, accused of abortion,
were subjected to a lengthy sentence
in a land whose motto includes ‘Freedom’.
Children, trafficked, may face an assumption
which can lead to Justice’s miscarriage –
Mata ninos -? Rather, victims from their birth.
After civil war there should be re-birth,
with an enlightened view of abortion
and understanding that a miscarriage
is, for women, a kind of life sentence.
Why should any state make an assumption
that stillbirths express a woman’s freedom?
Accused of homicide; denied freedom
because of complications with a birth!
To disregard is to make assumption;
logical process suffers abortion.
The powerful deliver the sentence.
There’s no calculation in miscarriage.
It’s spontaneous; there is no freedom
expressed. The women uttered no sentence:
I now intend to sabotage this birth.
Or, Drinking this will promote abortion.
Blanket blame’s an ignorant assumption.
Denying freedom and pronouncing sentence
on those who suffer miscarriage, stillbirth
is, in itself, a monstrous abortion
and an assumption of omniscience.