“I just want her out of there; I know of jails in other countries that know how to treat mental health without incarceration. This isn’t right,” Yvonne, who joined the coalition after the Mother’s Day event, told The Intercept.
Over the years, the team, made up of 20 to 30 women, in Chicago, at any given time, ended up facilitating at least 11,000 abortions before Roe v. Wade was passed in 1973 and made abortion a constitutional right. We're now facing an assault on women.
We 1970s feminists may have believed some odd things. But at least we didn’t think our vulvas were ugly. We had Betty Dodson’s drawings to show us that, in fact, our genitals are as beautiful and varied as our faces.
We need an energetic movement that will fight for abortion without reservation. And that means reclaiming its radical roots—and reclaiming it from big national organizations, including the Democratic Party.