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  • Writer's pictureSarah Shorter

The Inevitable Abortion Post

When I decided to run for state senator, I knew this was an issue I'd have to address eventually. I was hoping to put if off for a minute so that I could still be welcome at extended family gatherings, but alas, this was not to be.

I'll cut right to the chase: I support abortion.

I have other thoughts I'll be sharing in the coming weeks, but I just wanted to make that clear. Limiting access to abortion does not make the need for abortion go away, and it disproportionately affects low income/impoverished individuals and people of color. If you're wealthy and white, you can go someplace else to get your abortion and not be afraid that you're going to be turned in by your neighbor.

Regardless of what the Supreme Court decides about Roe v. Wade, it's become clear that "landmark court cases" are shifting sands, unsuitable to rely on for too long. It's imperative that we have voices at the state level who are ready to fight, to pass protections into law, or to make as big of a stink as possible if they're not in the majority.

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