The Post-Roe Time Warp

"On December 3, 2021, abortion activists staged a direct action outside of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) protesting the imminent overturning of Roe v. Wade (1973) and with it the constitutional right to privacy that had previously protected abortion rights (for some). Four activists stood in front of a huge black banner reading, 'We Are Taking Abortion Pills Forever.' Each person opened a box labeled 'Abortion Pills' and swallowed one dose of mifepristone, the first pill of the two-drug regimen (mifepristone and misoprostol) that constitute medication abortion.

The action was part of several awareness-raising campaigns to alert the public about the impending SCOTUS decision and to educate people about medication abortion. Democracy Now! ran a segment unpacking the day’s events with reporter Amy Littlefield, who described care provision strategies for the 'post-Roe future that is imminently approaching.' Amy Goodman observed that the post-Roe future 'sounds exactly like the pre-Roe past.'"

Read the full article from the Society for Cultural Anthropology.

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