No, We Shouldn’t Be Excited About the Fall of ‘Roe’March 21, 2019
Imagine waking up, in the midst of fighting off a six-week abortion ban that will have widespread regional impact, to read that your efforts are meaningless. Specifically, you read someone telling you that everything will be better if abortion is banned in your state, and most states, so our nation can build a new abortion access system from scratch. That was our reality yesterday morning as we read Robin Marty’s words.
In an op-ed for Politico, Robin Marty, author of the Handbook for a Post-Roe America, shows that she shares the same goalpost of the so-called pro-life movement, in that she hopes Roe v. Wadeis overturned. In fact, she says she “couldn’t be happier” for its demise: The protections of Roe are an illusion, Marty argues, and only once they don’t exist will people “really” start taking the threat seriously.