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Admittingly our Question of the Week column doesn’t actually come out “every week.” We have the best of intentions but some weeks there just aren’t questions worth your time. Sure, the occasional, “Are you going to Cuba?” or “Do you send remittances?” questions help to raise visibility for US-Cuba issues and provide valuable insight. But, they’re not the heart wrenching, polarizing topics that we really want to know about.

This week though, in the face of the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade, that’s not the case. Not at all.

If you listen to pro-life activists on tv, you’d think this is a decision the majority of America supports. It’s not; look at the data (any data). That’s why we’re running this as our question of the week. Although not scientific, and likely biased due to the nature of our audience’s preferences and beliefs… We want to know where you, our Startup Cuba community stands on the issue.

(We’ll share the results with you next week, anonymously of course.)

For the record, in case you’re wondering where I am: I vehemently disagree with the decision. As the father of three little girls, I don’t think a bunch of old AF dudes and a white woman from Indiana – who do not reflect the values and makeup of our country – should be making the decision on what they can do with their body.

Abortion is hard. Those faced with making that choice don’t do it lightly. But, that’s not the point, nor is it my business. What is my business is that you don’t make that hard decision for my daughters.

And, that nobody else makes that decision for yours.

Be heard below.

(All responses are anonymous.)

We’ll share the results of this poll in our weekly newsletter.

The U.S. Supreme Court Overturned Roe v. Wade. What do you think?

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Ken Deckinger is the co-founder and CEO of Startup Cuba and the executive producer and host of its namesake docuseries. A native of South Florida, Ken has been an entrepreneur for his entire professional career. Previously he was co-founder and CEO of HurryDate, pioneering the global concept of speed dating to 45 cities throughout the US, UK and Canada. HurryDate eventually evolved into online dating and was acquired by Spark Networks, the parent company of ChristianMingle.com and JDate.com. Ken is a graduate of Boston College and the University of Florida, where he was honored with the University’s Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Under 40 award and sits on the Board for the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. He actively advises entrepreneurs and is a two-time protagonist of a Harvard Business School case study. Ken’s filmmaking and journalistic journey is inspired by a love of travel and authentic connections with other cultures. He believes that the more we know about each other, through stories, the closer we can become — thus the mission of Startup Cuba: to amplify the voices of the people sharing stories in the Latinx space. After living in New York City for 15 years, he encouraged his wife to move their family to Miami to get back to his South Florida roots. Needless to say, it was a short discussion and he and his family now call Boston, where his wife grew up, their home.

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