The elections will determine the future for all of us Roes. That’s why a mortally wounded Roe v Wade’s 35th anniversary requires the candidates to answer my questions in full.
On this anniversary of Roe v. Wade, I want to give thanks to the men and women who make this choice possible — to doctors, to clinic workers, to advocates and activists, to lawmakers and politicians who are brave enough to stand up to “pro-life” rhetoric, to all of those who fought for abortion rights before 1973, and finally to Justice Harry Blackmun, the author of Roe v. Wade.
While millions of Americans are either celebrating or grieving the 35th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade decision today, 25-year-old Katie Wilkins credits the law for the 5-year-old girl playing outside her kitchen window.
The Roe IQ Test is anything but a test about Roe v. Wade – unless you’re simply looking for pure propaganda.
Thirty-five years after Roe, our political landscape is more divided than ever. The tactics born in one 1974 post-Roe Senate campaign in Kansas still shape the politics of personal destruction now engulfing our politics on race and gender.
When it decided Roe v. Wade in 1973, the Supreme Court did more than simply legalize a medical procedure. It sent the signal to women of the country that we have the right to control our own bodies and sexuality.
Until all women can join me in celebrating a meaningful reproductive right not tied to status, I cannot rejoice in my own. A “right” based on status is simply no right at all.