Christine de Pizan

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Roe v. Wade Decision: A Woman's Choice

Roe v. Wade (decision issued, 22 January 1973)

Forty-two years ago today, seven members of the U.S. Supreme Court granted women some measure of control over their own bodies when it issued its decision in Roe v. Wade.

Forty-two years later, women's freedom and autonomy is still being attacked and undermined, their right to make their own medical decisions, their right to privacy, their right to bodily integrity, and even, depending on the situation, their right to life denied, threatened, and dismissed.

If you have any questions, doubts, or qualms, I recommend Katha Pollitt's Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights.

Update, 24 June 2022: Well, it's all over now. It was fun being a fully autonomous human being while it lasted.