After 50 years, the Supreme Court has signaled that it will overturn Roe v. Wade and open the door for more than half of the states to ban abortion. Although abortion remains legal nationwide until a formal decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization is announced (the draft opinion has no legal weight), the consequences of this decision will be felt across the nation – including here in Western New York and the Finger Lakes.
When I was 23 – working at a local news station in Rochester – I had an abortion. It wasn’t a difficult decision: I didn’t want to be a parent. The hard part was finding a way to access the care I needed.
The above excerpt was originally published in the Democrat and Chronicle. See the June 5, 2022, print edition for the full article.
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