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May you be safe—
may a canopy of safety and peace, health and care cover you,
despite everything you are now forced to endure.
May you find ways to own your body,
your agency, and your dignity
despite everything the government has taken from you.
May you be surrounded by a community of caring hands
and loving hearts, who can hold you.
May you always know that you are holy, sacred,
and your will—your autonomy—matters,
and should be respected as such.
May you be protected in all ways,
able to weather the material, physical,
emotional and spiritual hardships
that come your way.
May you find within yourself resilience,
strength, and bravery.
May you know that you are not alone.
“A Prayer for Those Denied Abortion Care” was composed collectively by the staff of the National Council of Jewish Women and disseminated on Facebook in response to the regressive health care policies of the State of Texas in the United States in 2021.
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