A leaked draft shows the Supreme Court would overturn Roe v. Wade. Women — more than half of the country — are about to lose the right to decide if and when they have children.
This is going to affect the woman at your office who is just starting her career and now has to turn down her dream job.
It’s going to affect the exhausted mom and dad, who already have too many mouths to feed and are just getting by.
It’s going to affect the little girl who nervously gives in to her boyfriend’s pleas to “go all the way.”
It’s going to affect the college student who is studying to be an engineer, the first woman in her family to go to university, and now has to drop out.
It’s going to affect the single mom, who finally found the courage to leave her abuser but now finds herself further tethered to him.
It’s going to affect the waitress who was date raped but was too ashamed to go to the hospital to report the assault.
It’s going to affect the married couple who excitedly watched their baby grow for six months, only to be told the pregnancy is no longer viable, but she’ll still have to carry to term and deliver her stillborn child.
It’s going to affect the unmarried couple who are in the delivery room, and a choice has to be made: Mother or child? A decision for the state.
It’s going to affect the women on your timeline, in your workplace, at your church, in your neighborhood, in your home.
It’s going to affect women.