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Roe Roe Roe Your Boat ...

Susan Estrich on

It was almost 50 years ago that the United States Supreme Court gave women control over their bodies prior to viability.

Within the next two years, they will take it away.

By a vote of 5-4, minutes before midnight, a very different Court refused -- for the first time in 50 years -- to say that an anti-abortion law is/was/will be unconstitutional.

By a vote of 5-4, the United States Supreme Court elected George W. Bush as president. The rest, as they say, was history.

I am old enough to remember.

Girls used to "get in trouble" in high school, meaning they dropped out of high school, while the boys went to college.


In college, we passed the hat for the bus fare to New York, hoping that no one started bleeding in Massachusetts, where even birth control was illegal.

For the last 30 years, we have been one vote away. For the last 30 years, Democrats have tried to convince women that we really are just one vote away.

Now we are no votes away.

Women younger than me don't remember. Teenagers and 20-somethings can't even imagine.


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