The mainstream pro-choice movement has mounted a highly individualized defense of abortion rights, one centered on privacy and choice. But abortion rights can also also be rooted in achieving economic justice for everyone.
Anne Rumberger is an activist with NYC for Abortion Rights and NYC Democratic Socialists of America.
The Supreme Court’s abortion rights rollback is a major victory for the Right and a crushing blow for the rest of us. But millions of people are pissed off and ready to fight for reproductive freedom — and they aren’t looking to the Democrats to save them.
Texas already bans abortion after six weeks and has a trigger law to ban it entirely if Roe v. Wade is repealed. But Austin City Council members may have found a loophole, modeled after marijuana decriminalization, to protect local abortion access.
The likely demise of Roe v. Wade is a crushing blow for abortion rights. And Democrats won’t save us — we need to fight back with a mass movement in the streets that boldly pushes for reproductive justice.
The Supreme Court is about to gut abortion rights in America. The anti-abortion movement is winning — the Left can’t turn the tide without connecting reproductive rights to broader progressive struggles throughout the country.
The anti-abortion movement has grown increasingly militant in recent years — and increasingly successful. The liberal pushback isn’t cutting it. We need a leftist strategy to defend abortion rights.
Anti-abortion advocates have gained ground in recent decades by separating abortion from health care overall. We have to see abortion rights as an integral part of the fight for Medicare for All.
Bernie Sanders’s record on abortion rights is far better than his detractors give him credit for. A Sanders presidency plus a mass movement for reproductive rights would be a powerful combination.