Nationwide legalized abortion came to an end two weeks ago, and the repercussions are in motion as states move to either allow or ban abortion between their borders.
When the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the almost 50-year-old ruling of Roe v. Wade and 30-year-old affirmed ruling of Planned Parenthood v. Casey in last month’s ruling on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the pro-abortion and anti-abortion movements went into full drive. Those advocating for a person’s right to reproductive choices are scurrying to make sure remaining access is shared with the individuals who want and need the access while those fighting against abortion are celebrating a win and working to make it permanent.
Due to the country’s division over abortion, we will be reading Red Clocks by Leni Zumas on July 31 at 11 a.m. EST online. More details can be found here.
The 2018 novel tells the stories of five different women in an Oregon fishing town who all have different perspectives on their reproduction in a country where abortion became illegal again, along with in vitro fertilization, in a federal law granting every embryo rights to life, liberty, and property. Their lives intersect as one woman goes on trial for disobeying the law and becomes the subject of a modern-day witch hunt.