The Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade – this is how Voices responded

I saw the BBC breaking news alert on my phone and in that moment, I couldn’t quite process what I was reading, writes Harriet Williamson

<p>It is experiences like Jennifer’s that show us the lie at the heart of the ‘pro-life’ argument</p>

It is experiences like Jennifer’s that show us the lie at the heart of the ‘pro-life’ argument

On Friday 24 June, just as I was rounding off the last of our responses to the by-elections in Wakefield and Tiverton & Honiton as Voices lead, the news broke that the US Supreme Court had overturned Roe v Wade.

I saw the BBC alert on my phone and in that moment, I couldn’t quite process what I was reading. It had already been a busy UK news day, and I wasn’t fully prepared – on an emotional level – for the anouncement that the US had decided to roll back 50 years of reproductive rights. Naively, I didn’t believe I’d see Roe overturned in my lifetime.

Thankfully, the initial paralysis, the small-animal-in-headlights shock, quickly gave way to anger and urgency.

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