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A ‘sucker punch': Some women fear setback to hard-won rights

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

At 88, Gloria Steinem has long been the nation's most visible feminist and advocate for women's rights. But at 22, she was a frightened American in London getting an illegal abortion of a pregnancy so unwanted, she actually tried to throw herself down the stairs to end it.
Her response to the Supreme Court's decision overruling Roe v. Wade is succinct: “Obviously,” she wrote in an email message, “without the right of women and men to make decisions about our own bodies, there is no democracy.”
Steinem's blunt remark cuts to the heart of the despair some opponents are feeling about Friday's...
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