A Long Long Way to Go

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Regular readers will note I’ve been sharing these short “Moore to the Point” audio clips as mini-posts lately. Typically, I write up a short post, record the minute-long audio clip, then send it to “Joey V,” one of the producers at NewsTalkSTL, who packages it for airing on the station the next day. Then I pair it with the post I’ve already written, et voila: Short, sweet, and (Moore) to the point!

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This latest one, I did a bit differently, though. I’d already written a longer post on the topic. So some of what I’m about to say will seem familiar to those who read that one — but there’s more (so much more) to say about this topic and I think (hope) readers will appreciate this added take.

 

Note: This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Saturday, May 7th. Audio included below.

So, the big buzz this week has been about the leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court indicating that Roe v. Wade may well be overturned — it’s caused quite an uproar. One of the things I have noticed in the discussion is that it’s almost always framed as women versus men — or women as this oppressed minority who need to stand up and fight back.

I’ve seen several references to the Helen Reddy song from 1972: “I Am Woman – Hear Me Roar!”

What that completely overlooks is that there are millions of American women who are pro-life. And you know what? We can roar, too.

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There’s something else that’s interesting about that song. The fifth stanza reads:

I am woman watch me grow
See me standing toe to toe
As I spread my lovin’ arms across the land
But I’m still an embryo
With a long long way to go
Until I make my brother understand

What an interesting choice of words there. What if we changed those up a little bit?

I am human watch me grow…
But I’m still an embryo
With a long long way to go
Until I make my mother understand…

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