FOWC with Fandango — Oblige


It’s July 31, 2022. Welcome to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (U.S.).

Today’s word is “oblige.”

Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.

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19 thoughts on “FOWC with Fandango — Oblige

  1. Rall July 31, 2022 / 12:30 am

    i am under no obligation
    to write a poem a day
    with a one word prompt
    for the rest of my life
    why am i doing this?
    an undiagnosed medical condition

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    • Fandango July 31, 2022 / 6:37 am

      Maybe you should see a doctor! 😂


  2. donmatthewspoetry July 31, 2022 / 3:07 am


    She was a doozy (dripping sex)
    Did really want to bed
    But morals got the best of me
    Obliged me to say no

    Why am I such a moral character Fan?……

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    • Fandango July 31, 2022 / 12:57 pm

      It must be the way you were raised, Don. 😏


  3. Marleen July 31, 2022 / 6:22 am

    I feel almost obliged to share this “artifact” before the inevitable changes to the write-up are put in.

    Wikipedia heading “Abortion in Israel” article beginning:

    Abortion in Israel

    Abortion in Israel is permitted when determined by a termination committee, with the vast majority of cases being approved as of 2019.[1][2][3] The rate of abortion in Israel has steadily declined since 1988,[1] and compared to the rest of the world, abortion rates in Israel are moderate. According to government data, in Israel, abortion rates in 2016 dropped steadily to 9 per 1,000 women of childbearing age, lower than England (16.2) and the United States (13.2). 99% of abortions are carried out in the first trimester.[4[…………]


    1^ a b Applications for Pregnancy Termination in 2014
    2^ Shhh! Don’t Tell Evangelical Supporters of Israel, but Abortion There Is Legal — and Often It’s Free
    3^ Israel: Reproduction and Abortion: Law and Policy
    4^ “Israel’s abortion rate falls”. Haaretz. Retrieved 29 September 2019.

    … hospitals and clinics throughout the country and subsidized under the national health care system. It is nevertheless a sensitive topic, and many of the medical professionals approached for this article declined to be interviewed or share their names.

    “Abortion is something that is relatively easy to get in Israel but not easy to talk about,” explains a hospital insider who asked to remain anonymous. Some 98 percent of those who apply for an abortion ultimately receive one, according to Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics.

    Despite its accessibility, abortion is not an automatic right. Israel’s abortion law, passed in 1977, includes criteria for allowing the procedure: If the woman is under 18 or over 40; if the fetus is not viable or would have severe medical problems if brought to term; if the pregnancy is the result of rape, incest or an “illicit union” (including not being married or having a relationship outside of marriage); and if the woman’s mental or physical health is at risk.

    As part of the law, a pregnant woman must receive approval from a termination of pregnancy committee comprised of two physicians and a social worker (one of whom must be a woman) that determines if she meets the legal criteria for an abortion. The committee appointment itself can take two weeks or more to schedule, and the meeting has been described as humiliating, intrusive and paternalistic by critics and activists. Consequently, some women choose to undergo the procedure through private doctors, paying the costs—about $1,000—out of pocket and without committee approval, which is illegal, although the authorities do not monitor or discipline private abortion providers.

    It is reforms to these committees that are the focus of activists, even as they acknowledge the pitfalls in attempting to change, or even draw attention to, a fairly permissive and liberal system in a country that is becoming increasingly traditional and socially conservative.

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