By Janet Kelly
IT HAPPENED TODAY, June 24, 2022: The Supreme Court overturned Roe, the 1973 landmark ruling that guaranteed the right to abortion.
In states like Maryland, New York and Pennsylvania, people can still access legal abortions, but half the country will ban or severely limit access to abortions in short order. To add salt to this terrible wound, Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court should reconsider rulings protecting access to contraception and same-sex marriage.
I was in college in the late ’60s, had an abortion in the late ’70s before my marriage broke up. If this law stands, my granddaughters (one 11, one 15) will not have the same options, the ones my generation fought for so hard.
We all knew it was coming; still, it’s a terrible blow. Tell us what you’re thinking now in the comments section below. And, here’s some important info from an opinion story, “How to Help Women If You’re Mad About Roe v. Wade” in the New York Times.
And though you may be beyond child-bearing age, your daughters and granddaughters may need these abortion resources.