In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Roe v Wade I am reposting a few previous posts.
I grew up in the 1980s and came of age in the 1990’s, in the midst of third-wave of feminism. The generations of women who had come before me had fought, with such bravery and determination, enduring prison and abuse, to win me the right to vote and to have access to family planning service, including access to safe and legal abortions should I need it. I took these things for granted. I mistakenly believed that society, at least the majority thereof, had progressed to such a point on human, civil, and women’s rights (all one in the same in my opinion) that no one would ever dare to drag us back through the gates of hell and lock us behind them once more.
To my fore-mothers and fathers, who struggled and fought and suffered so that I could have a full say in my own life, I am…
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