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American women, let this be your wake-up call: it won’t end with mifepristone | Moira Donegan

It doesn’t matter if you think abortion will be legal where you live – the anti-abortion movement wants a national ban

Today in America, it doesn’t matter if you live in a Democratic-controlled state. It doesn’t matter if you live on the coasts, or if your governor is Democratic, or if Biden won your congressional district in 2020 by more than 20 points. It doesn’t matter if you live in a city that has more gay bars than churches or where every church flies a pride flag; it doesn’t matter if every mom you know planned all of her pregnancies, and it doesn’t matter if you’ve been managing your own reproduction rights with flexibility and privacy for your whole adult life.

It doesn’t matter if you think you’re safe or that abortion will always be legal where you live. Because the anti-abortion movement wants to impose a national ban on abortion and to take away your right to one. And they already have enough of their partisans in high enough positions – in elected office, yes, but mostly on the federal courts – to do so right now.

Moira Donegan is a Guardian US columnist

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