Win: October 18, 2017

Dear Mr. VP,

It’s easy to feel like it’s shit, shit, shit, all the time shit, for the past 200 and whatever days. But this reminded me there are small victories.

An unaccompanied minor being held at a shelter for immigrants was denied access to an abortion. Instead, she was brought to a religious “crisis pregnancy center” and given a sonogram against her will.

Today, a judge ordered that she be permitted to terminate her pregnancy. 

I said this a few weeks ago, and I repeat today: we are not incubators. Thanks to this judge for affirming our rights to bodily autonomy and self-determination, and to basic reproductive healthcare.


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