USA: Banning abortion does not make abortion go away

Banning abortion does not make abortion go away

Robyn Pennacchia
June 30, 2018

Banning abortion does not make abortion go away. Women who have the means to travel, or the desperation to go underground, have always found a way, and their organizing power ultimately made abortion a constitutional right in the United States. Today, women should keep that history in mind as they prepare for the next chapter in this fight.

This week, US Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his plans to retire. Kennedy has long been the Court’s swing vote on issues like abortion. If president Donald Trump is able to appoint an anti-choice judge (which he has vowed to do), the cases that established abortion rights, such as Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood vs. Casey will face immense challenges, and could potentially be overturned as soon as next year. It’s a terrifying and overwhelming prospect.


Frank Sinatra’s mother provided illegal abortions for Catholic Italian women

Feb 9, 2017
Goran Blazeski

It was December 12, 1915, when in an upstairs tenement in Hoboken, New Jersey, 19 years old Dolly Sinatra gave birth to a boy. It was not an easy or short delivery, and the baby almost died during the birth. The baby had to be removed via forceps that ripped his cheek, neck and especially his ear.

The doctor thought that the boy would not survive, but he was wrong, and he miraculously did survive. The scars remained for the rest of his life, but that didn’t stop this boy from becoming one of the most popular and influential musical artists of the 20th century. That boy was Frank Sinatra.

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