You fashion laws into a millstone of false piety,
secure it around the body with a rope of self righteousness,
and sling it over a tree of disinformation –
killing those whose liberty you vanquish
in the name of life and consciousness.
But even God himself wisely allows us the freedom to choose.
You abusively decide for me what happens to my body,
when you cannot even conceive of the costs incurred
by it to bring a life into the world.
You follow a selfish mandate and rob
half your society of their autonomy.
Even God himself generously allows us the autonomy to choose.
With arrogant privilege you enslave
the very beings who brought you forth and nurtured you.
With outright insolence you seize authority
over a million bodies that are not yours,
over thousands of circumstances you cannot possibly predict,
over the inner sanctum of the holy moment of birth
where you do not belong.
Even God himself humbly allows us the grace to choose.
He said naught all those years we suffocated newborns
or left them out for the wolves because
just as he ordained throughout creation,
He keenly understood that all mothers had the right
to decide which child to feed.
He kept silent when a mother and her midwife
quietly comforted a dying newborn whose deformities
would be a burden to society:
A passionate Creator knows that quality matters more than quantity.
He specifically intuits that humans should be free to choose;
he even gave us the ultimate freedom to choose him.
So you who can not perceive of the mystery of life in the slightest,
keep your hands off my freedom,
keep your laws off my body.
You have not been ordained to surpass
the one you confess as Savior
whose own father allows us the freedom to choose.