Roe v. Wade and the Beginning of Yet Another Fight

So… I had a plan for a topic for this week and I was really looking forward to writing about it. But following the events of yesterday, I knew I was better off saving it for another time, especially when I don’t have the spirit or energy to do so.

For those who don’t already know, Roe v. Wade was overturned by the Supreme Court. The legality of abortion has now been rendered to being determined state-by-state, and for about half the country, they’re about to be extremely restricted or banned altogether. While I’m privileged enough to recognize that I am actually in a position where this will have little effect on me, I was crying throughout all of yesterday for those who can’t say the same about themselves. That also doesn’t change the fact that despite the protections I have, I’m still viewed as a second-class citizen in the eyes of the Supreme Court members who think they can tell women what they can or cannot do with their bodies.

I don’t think I have felt this upset since Donald Trump was elected president of the United States. He may no longer be in office, and yet I still continue to feel a lot less safe in this country. The fact that those same Supreme Court members granted more rights to guns just the day before is a slap in the face to everyone, especially in the month following the Uvalde shooting. I want repercussions to come for those who are so insistent on turning back time on the progress this country has made. Taking away a constitutional right… those six are too dangerous to have that kind of power.

The fight is on to restore abortion rights, as if we haven’t been fighting for as much as we have – especially these past several years – already. If you’re in a position to do so, please consider making donations to the following organizations, who are going to continue the work to make safe abortions accessible for anyone who needs one:

Planned Parenthood

Abortion Care Network

Those are the only ones I can find right now, but I’ll update this post as I come across more organizations worth donating to.

The pain of progress being undone is real. The dangers that are now prominent because of this horrendous decision is real. Lives are literally on the line because of this, and they need protecting by any means necessary.

Take care of yourself, be kind to yourself, and this November, be sure to vote. We need to get leaders aboard who are more for protecting people than guns.

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