There’s a coordinated attack in this country against the progress we’ve worked so hard to achieve, and people of color will feel the brunt of it. We must do all we can to stop this attack so that future generations can live freely and equally in this country.
I feel lucky to have been born at a time when I had choices and opportunities in my life that the women before me did not have. It also didn’t hurt that I was born white, with a considerable amount of privilege relative to others on this planet.
I could compete for Title 1 Varsity sports teams in college (thanks to Title IX). I could attend a college that only opened its doors to women in 1983. I was able to pursue multiple careers, choose to not have kids, choose the man I wanted as my life partner.
We must hold our ground so these opportunities don’t get stolen from young women. When governments make laws about abortion, it’s not about protecting life. It’s about destroying opportunities for women to live the full lives they deserve and choose!
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