The Personal Impact of Supreme Court Decisions

It’s been a tough week for women. The Supreme Court unanimously struck down the buffer zone around clinics providing abortions, making it easier for protesters to harass those entering the clinic. Then, the men of the Court voted in favor of private companies withholding health care from women if they don’t agree with it—even though the company in question, Hobby Lobby, invests in and profits from Pfizer, which manufactures contraceptives. It has been a strange month for a social justice advocate such as myself. I’ve rejoiced as states, one by one, recognize my brothers and sisters in same-sex marriages and in private moments I realize that as a straight woman, with outstanding health complications, this is also a time of great strife that has lead to two steps backward without any steps forward….

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