We anticipated this day would come.
Today’s Supreme Court of the United States decision to overturnRoe v. Wadeis the result of a long-term, carefully constructed effort to restrict our freedom, our autonomy, and our democracy. Right now, we’re watching nearly half a century of constitutionally protected reproductive rights come undone in an instant.
When we can no longer make reproductive decisions over our own bodies, we are no longer equal individuals in our democracy. Today’s decision will only exacerbate societal inequalities and place the burden of reproductive care disproportionately on already marginalized communities.
While I’m not surprised, I am angry.
Whatever you’re feeling, right now it is justified. And – this is exactly the time to send a message, loud and clear, that we will not accept the disintegration of our democracy.