Across the country, people are talking about abortion as legislatures in the South and Midwest mount a full-scale attack on our reproductive freedom. Naturally, people are stressed and angry. I am too. I’ve been fighting to protect abortion access for more than 25 years.
This takes me back to before Roe vs Wade. In those days, the problem was handled in two ways.
- Wealthy women could have a fun vacation in Sweden, come home with a tan and a slim body.
- Poor women could get a rusty coat-hanger in a back alley and crawl home to die of sepsis.
That was one reason why Roe vs Wade was such a breath of fresh air.
*I notice that the air is now becoming fouled by the stench blowing down from the eagle’s eyre as we are getting closer and closer to that lamented past, where the only safe protection from an unwanted pregnancy was to be a wealthy woman.