My Republican grandpa and Democratic mom both championed abortion rights as state lawmakers.
BY KATRINA FROELICH
MAY 27, 2022
It’s an interesting time to be a woman in America. While scrolling Instagram to see the latest fashion updates from the Met Gala, you might suddenly see a cutesy graphic that lets you know that a leaked draft opinion reveals that the Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade. The modern woman finds out that they’re losing their abortion rights via pretty pink font, perfectly primed to be reposted.
Although I was raised in a family that always saw me as a person capable of making decisions about my body, the Supreme Court of the United States does not. I am the daughter of a Colorado legislator and the granddaughter of a North Dakota legislator. Both have cast pro-choice votes in two different centuries. Now, in many parts of America, I will have fewer rights than either my mother or my grandfather could have ever imagined.