Your Decision Lost The Ring – Episode 5 – Mimi
Selfishness cannot even explain the passions that turned into pain, and the pain that transformed her consciousness
MC: Hey! Are you ready? You’re up in 5
[Mimi turns to Bobby in a coquettish smile]
Bobby: All the best, love. You know where I’m seated. I promise not to blink. Gosh! I’m so excited to…
Mimi: Bobby, I love you
Bobby: You’re my girl, you know that
Mimi: I know, just tell me you love me
[Bobby pulls her closer to his bosom and exhales heavily with a peck on her temple. He whispers “I love you like I’ve loved none other]
[She could literally feel her cold feet in those fairly new nude shoes. They matched with her light skin tone and referred the viewer’s attention to her olive green dress rather than her hairy legs. The audience watch in expectation. She spots a wave from Bobby on the left wing]
Mimi: My name is Mimi, and 78% of you expected those 4 words to be my first on this platform, 20% expected something different from the previous introduction, and the 2%, I guess those are my friends who knew I’d comment on it.
Bobby: I’m 2%
[The smiles on the audience faces warmed up her feet. She was ready]
Mimi: Civilization tells young women that abortion will solve their problem yet says zero problems abortion creates. Supporters of abortion claim it is a simple procedure with little or no lasting impact. And women who know better don’t talk over, indeed not publicly, how abortion changed their lives for the worse. They feel ashamed about the abortion and ashamed about their inability to ‘just deal with it’ as they think other women do. And so the deception lingers.
But then again when humanity denies the mother’s loss, her body does not. You see, when a woman is expecting, she feels different, and she knows. She doesn’t know how, but she knows. Within a few days after conception, even before the tiny embryo has nested in her uterine wall, the ‘early pregnancy factor’, an actual hormone is found in her bloodstream, alerting the cells of her body to the pregnancy… Wow! New cells begin to grow in her breasts, cells which will mature and secrete milk specially formulated for the needs of a newborn. She starts noticing babies on billboards in traffic, on television, even stumbles upon childbirth photos and memes online… she thinks “baby”.
But if she wants to have an abortion she must deny the motherly moods lingering in her consciousness. She must believe that what is inside of her is not fully a baby. She must stop the process of thinking about her baby as ‘her baby’.
[She steals glances at Bobby. His smiles brightened the hall as if the spotlight was on him. She smiles back and fixes her eyes on him]
Mimi: But although her mind may say one thing, her body cells say differently. If she has the abortion, the very cells of her body remember the pregnancy and know that the process of change that had been going on was stopped in an unnatural manner. Her body and her emotions tell her that she is a mother who has lost a child. And so it is not surprising that after the abortion, a pain begins to emerge from the depths of her heart.
[She watches as his smile fades. He’d suddenly noticed the fullness in her breasts and the changes in her body, and had connected the dots to all the recent fluctuations in her emotions and actions. He thought, “Again? No. No. No]
Mimi: She has a loss to mourn, but never will she grieve. Grieving means admitting to herself that a child was killed and that she shares responsibility for her child’s death.
Bobby: [Whispers] Again???
Mimi: So it happens again, and again because the guilt is non-existent if not short-lived when she resorted to denial in order to cope: denial of the baby’s humanity, ‘it wasn’t a baby so I have nothing to grieve or feel guilty about’, and denial of her emotional pain – ‘I should feel okay about this’, she reasons.
[Bobby bows his head in absolute indignity]
Mimi: My message is incomplete if it failed to let you see abortion from her point of view. The loss of her child parallels the loss of her conscience, her morality, and her man. Throw at her the stone in your hand, but you could’ve done same if her shoes fit your feet perfectly when you wear them.
[As if the audience waited for the bravest one to make the first move, they follow suit in a strikingly intense clap that kept up till Mimi exited the stage and Bobby walked out]