As a group that understands the importance of sovereignty for the well-being of a people, we stand behind each person’s right to be the ruler of their own body. That our bodies are sacred, and there is a limit to the power a government, or anyone else, has over our bodies. Our traditions are full of strong and independent deities that demonstrate this to us.
Many of the choices we make with our own bodies are complicated, some are painful, but all are personal. We understand how easy it would be, once we hand over a part of our body autonomy, for more to be taken from us.
No matter where we may stand on each individual choice that can be made for someone’s body, we will stand for the freedom of that person to make the choice themselves. No part of someone’s body should be ruled by someone else.
We call to the deities of Sovereignty,
You who stand for one’s choice,
Grant us the Courage,
To hold Sovereignty over our own bodies.
Give us the Strength to choose,
To stand up for those who cannot,
And grant those in power,
The Wisdom to understand.
The Mother Grove of ADF