Roe vs. Wade is gone after 50 years!

On the heels of the recent Supreme Court Ruling on Abortion Rights – the first time in our history that this court has rescinded a right- the impact and extent of the repercussions is stunning! Roe vs. Wade is gone after 50 years!

My first Google search was to explore speeches/quotes from Frederick Douglass after listening to “The Rev” ( The Rev. Al Sharpton ) on MSNBC – I think it was last night. So, below I have an excerpt from the longer, whole piece of Douglass’ 1852 Speech ‘What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?’

I quote Frederick Douglass on slavery but read, as well, with sexism on your mind: “There is consolation in the thought that America is young. Great streams are not easily turned from channels, worn deep in the course of ages. They may sometimes rise in quiet and stately majesty, and inundate the land, refreshing and fertilizing the earth with their mysterious properties. . They may also rise in wrath and fury, and bear away, on their angry waves, the accumulated wealth of years of toil and hardship. They, however, gradually flow back to the same old channel, and flow on as serenely as ever. But, while the river may not be turned aside, it may dry up, and leave nothing behind but the withered branch, and the unsightly rock, to howl in the abyss-sweeping wind, the sad tale of departed glory. As with rivers so with nations.”

I believe we need to think critically, organize and act quickly to restore our equal rights as American women! I’m going with my first impulse to create a Pinterest board with some of my impulses, thoughts and such about the issues. The connective tissue between racism and misogyny/and the serious threat to our democracy runs deeply and broadly. I’ve just touched the tip of it.

Glad to break my blog silence but I will soon give you an update on my Winter Seed Starting project but it’s been dictating much of my time just to keep up with it! Thanks for reading and please do share your thoughts!

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