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I wish I could bring myself to write about this. This tragedy. This abhorrent crime. This beyond imaginable nightmare. Except that it is not a nightmare. It is real life. This happened to countless women and babies. And their families, loved ones, and communities.
But I can neither comprehend this, nor explain any better why THIS–RIGHT NOW–needs to be a turning point in the discussion of women’s health.
So, please, read The Atlantic’s article to find out the whole story. (Warning: graphic descriptions and imagery.)
Last week during the United For Marriage rally at the Supreme Court, an HRC staffer attempted to remove a trans pride flag from being displayed, and another attempted to prohibit several undocumented speakers from identifying their status.
Guest author Bryan Ellicott, an openly identified transman, became a target of several Human Rights Campaign staff members who repeatedly asked him to remove the trans flag he was holding near the rally stage. Ellicott’s essay painfully outlines the deep animus broadly directed toward transgender people in America.
Please read his piece here:
This is unfortunate.
Obviously a blow to contraception of all kind–emergency or otherwise–this is just one more step to deny women access to legal health services.
This is a slippery slope in both directions, which is why I think this warrants some serious discussion.
This is certainly another way to think about it. IDK if it’s entirely fair. Thoughts?