“The moment of betrayal is the worst, the moment when you know beyond any doubt that you’ve been betrayed: that some other human being has wished you that much evil.”-The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
The Supreme Court this morning issued the decision overturning Roe v. Wade. We’ve known it was coming when the majority opinion was leaked this spring, but now it is official, and it’s appalling.
Men have the right to make their own medical decisions. Many women no longer will. It’s the first time the Supreme Court has taken away a right that Americans already had and that was widely supported. What’s next? Birth control? Same-sex marriage? Family leave? Women’s financial autonomy?
I feel that we’re sliding closer and closer to The Handmaid’s Tale. And it seems that there is so little we can do about it. Yes, I will continue to vote for politicians who do not believe that white, native-born men are the only ones who deserve full rights as citizens. Yes, I will continue to volunteer and for causes that protect civil rights.
And in case that fails, I will also continue to work on getting my Italian dual citizenship.