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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Politics of the Female Body

hands on her belly
in the gathering dark
Planned Parenthood clinic

“I know you’ve never faced those tough choices nor have you ever been pregnant, but for women out there . . .,” the Press Secretary is interrupted mid-sentence by another question from a male reporter from the Catholic news agency. “Who does the President believe should look out for the unborn, defenseless child?” A veil of silence falls over the briefing room.