I hear people say, "We can't go back." And I think, We are back. We have gone back.
Not all of us. We're hanging on in Canada, and in some places in the US. But how many American women must lose access to safe abortion services before we are officially "back"?
Today, the 38th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we see, once again, that the Constitutionally protected right of US women to choose whether or not to carry a pregnancy to term has been gutted and rendered useless. And when there are no safe, legal services, women will resort to unsafe, illegal ones, because bearing an unwanted pregnancy is torture, and an unwanted person is a tragedy, and women will go to any avoid that.
Daniel Denvir, AlterNet: Back-Alley Abortions in 2011: How Anti-Choice Zealots Force Women to Go to Dangerous Clinics Like Dr. Kermit Gosnell's
Jill, Feministe: What Kermit Gosnell tells us about late-term abortion
The real - seldom-seen - face of third-trimester abortion (Roe v Wade Day, 2009)
The US as anti-abortion backwater
Roe Is History (Roe v Wade Day, 2005)