Despite Roe v. Wade legalizing abortion at the federal level, the restrictions enacted in the states—from requiring (and denying) admitting privileges for doctors; constraints in insurance coverage; mandatory waiting periods; erroneous restrictions on clinics forcing them to close their doors and more—is where the power over reproductive rights has long resided.
The Republican Party doesn’t just want to get rid of Liz Cheney because she has a sane and correct response to the 2020 presidential election results; rather, they want to silence her so she cannot embolden other Republican women to speak their truth.
Trump and the far-right are selling this notion of Barrett as a “conservative feminist”—but we’re not buying it and neither should you.
The board’s “break with convention,” and their decision to back two candidates in a primary, feels less like a declaration and more like a sexist cop-out. Intended or not, having two women share the space historically reserved for one man gives those women short shrift.
The 2018 midterms demonstrated that when women run, we all win. This is something to celebrate today—and to repeat in 2020, on the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the internet by storm last week with an Instagram photo captioned with just one word: “Squad.” That post summed up the future we’ve been fighting for: a government made up of diverse women, who reflect the communities they represent. Women who have run as they are, and women who won as they are.
We should be proud of what we have accomplished during this election for women and for the future of our democracy.